RAILS TO THE FRONT
The role of railways in wartime
Autore: Augustus J. Veenendaal, H. Roger Grant
L’importante ruolo svolto dalle ferrovie alla logistica militare in tempo di guerra. Analisi dell’impiego durante la rivoluzione tedesca degli anni 1840, attraverso le due guerre mondiali per arrivare alla Guerra nel Golfo degli anni 1990. Ricco materiale iconografico.
The military use of railways derives from their ability to move troops or materiel rapidly and, less commonly, on their use as a platform for military systems (like armoured trains and heavy artillery). Until recently, the mobility of large armies generally depended on control of railways to move reinforcements, ammunition and food, as the locomotive and railway cars proved far superior to animal-drawn equipment. In Rails to the Front, historians Augustus J. Veenendaal and H. Roger Grant capture the critical impact of railways in an abundance of conflicts worldwide, from the German revolutions in the 1840s to the Gulf War in the 1990s. This lavishly illustrated, careful study is the first of its kind in English.
Riccamente illustrato con foto a colori e in bianco e nero
29,5 x 22