World Battlefronts: The Miracle of Supply

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If the war ends soon, it will be because the Germans never dreamed that General Eisenhower could be such a madman. By last week he had landed well over 1,000,000 men on the Continent (others had landed in southern France, dropped by parachute in The Netherlands), but he still, apparently, had only one good usable port—some 500 miles behind his front—through which to supply his armies.

According to all the military textbooks, this was madness. But there was a methodical miracle in that madness. General Eisenhower's whole successful campaign hinged upon that...

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