Not So Mobile

The German military relied mainly on rail transport to move supplies long distances. While the mighty German Wehrmacht appeared unstoppable during its invasion of Poland, the “destruction of railways by both sides was so heavy that the logistic system was saved from collapse only by the speedy Polish surrender.”

(Source: Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton by Martin van Creveld)

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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