World: Phase in Logistics

Except in Russia, where artillery blazed and bayonets gleamed along a 2,000-mile front, the global war was in a stage of logistics (the transport, quartering and supply of troops). It seemed unearthly quiet, incredibly menacing, after the German's noisy, bloody advance across the steppes, after the Jap's swift dash past Manila and Singapore into the Indies.

It was quiet. But the outer supply routes of the world were athrong with ships, men and supplies : around the world's fat waist in the Indian Ocean and the south Pacific; around its chest in the Atlantic...

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