Ellis, C. (author) & D. Bishop (artist),
MILITARY TRANSPORT OF WWI, INCL. VINTAGE VEHICLES & POSTWAR MODELS.
MacMillan, 1970., NF/NF. 1st American Edition. A very nice copy with
dust jacket. Numerous color plates, diagrams, insignia, detailed
descriptions, index, 185 pp. |
Henniker, Col A.M.. TRANSPORTATION ON THE WESTERN FRONT,
Imperial War Museum in association with the Battery
Press, 1992, from the original 1937 edition., NEW copy, direct from publisher.
Gilt lettering on red boards, issued without dust jacket.
Maps, sketches, appendices, page-end notes, index, 531 pp.
This is a comprehensive account of the work & growth of military transportation, particularly railroads, on the Western Front. The author was sent to France in August 1914 as Assistant Director of Railway Transport and eventually became Assistant Director-General of Transportation. He chronicles the use of railways, canals, roads & docks in the transport of men, supplies and munitions to the front. A very basic reference work which is vital to an understanding logistics role in the combat operations during the war. A volume in the British official history set for ground operations in World War I. Originally published in 1937.