Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton
Drawing on a very wide rang of unpublished and previously unexploited sources, Martin van Creveld examines the 'nuts and bolts' of war: namely, those formidable problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration, so often mentioned--but rarely explored--by the vast majority of books on military history. The result is a fascinating book that has something new to say about virtually every one of the most important campaigns wage in Europe during the last two centuries. Moreover, by concentrating on logistics rather than on the more traditional tactics and strategy, Dr. van Creveld is also able to offer a reinterpretation of the whole field of military history.
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This is a Review of the Only Parts I Read. Unfortunately, while I would have liked to review [and have the leisure to!] the entire work, the only comments I am appending are on Count Gustav's manoeuvres within the Rhineland.
It seems from the accompanying graphic that the good Count was actively seeking water: however, once obtained, he took the recourse. Thus the only weakness of these movements was the exact point when the decision to tip the scales was taken. At this precise moment, if it could be located in space/time, a weakness in these otherwise flawless movements generates itself.
and move zon.