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Apr 11th Notes - 04-11-2007 Anvil/Dragoon Ike's Rationale...

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04-11-2007 Anvil/Dragoon Ike’s Rationale Churchill’s Counter Rationale The landings French capture Marseille “The Truscott Trot” US 7 th Army General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny Failure to Montelimar Pursuit to the Belfort Gap Bottom Line 57,000 POWs Hardening of the soft underbelly Ljubljana Gap vetoed Rebuilding the Port of Marseille, 9-15-1944 Dawning Logistical crisis The Red Ball Express Blacks as Heroes or victims Origin of logistics Crisis German possession of parts Storm of 6-21-1944 Destruction of French RRs Unprecedented use of supplies- needed gasoline and rounds Fast moving advance Slow moving pipeline Est. of Red Ball Express 8-25-1944 What was it?- express route from the beach ports to st. lo inward, one road going in and one road going out. Route?- beaches to inner country The trucks- had to use them because it was all we had left Deuce and one half- we only had 6,000 in the start, practical truck Little Detroits- weigh/gas/repair stations along the highway. The leadings
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