The Quandary of Allied Logistics from D-Day to the Rhine

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Parker Andrew Roberson (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: This thesis analyzes the Allied campaign in Europe from the D-Day landings to the crossing of the Rhine to argue that , had American and British forces given the port of Antwerp priority over Operation Market Garden , the war may have ended sooner. This study analyzes the logistical system and the strategic decisions of the Allied forces in order to explore the possibility of a shortened European campaign. Three overall ideas are covered: logistics and the broad-front strategy , the importance of ports to military campaigns , and the consequences of the decisions of the Allied commanders at Antwerp. The analysis of these points will enforce the theory that , had Antwerp been given priority , the war in Europe may have ended sooner.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
European Theater, Military Logistics

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