World Battlefronts: Problem: Supplies

Liberated France was a tactician's triumph but it was a supply officer's nightmare. Paris alone (and in spite of her surprisingly chic appearance—see FOREIGN NEWS) needed 3,000 tons of fuel at once, 3,000 tons of food every day. Mountains of other supplies had to be moved on & off the Normandy beaches for the armies. By last week the Allies were hot & heavy after more ports to carry the load.

Chief of these objectives was Brest.

This week U.S. forces were going after Brittany's chief port with everything they had. Waves of bombs broke over the harbor, destroyed a German light cruiser,...

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