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The Resource A War of Logistics : Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954, Charles R. Shrader, (electronic resource)

A War of Logistics : Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954, Charles R. Shrader, (electronic resource)

Label
A War of Logistics : Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954
Title
A War of Logistics
Title remainder
Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. Shrader
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Following the French reoccupation of Indochina at the end of World War II, the pro-Communist Vietnamese nationalists, or Viet Minh, launched a grassroots insurgency that erupted into a full-fledged war in 1949. After nearly ten years of savage combat, the Western world was stunned when Viet Minh forces decisively defeated the French Union army at the battle of Dien Bien Phu in May 1954. Logistics dominated every aspect of the First Indochina War, dictating the objectives, the organization of forces, the timing and duration of the operations, and even the final outcome. In A War of Logistics, Charles R. Shrader meticulously examines both French Union and Viet Minh logistical units during the period of active conventional warfare, as well as external support provided to the French by the United States and to the Vietnamese by China. Although the Vietnamese had few advantages over their opponents, their military leaders brilliantly employed a highly committed network of soldiers and civilians, outfitted to accommodate the challenging terrain on which they fought. Drawing on extensive research such as declassified intelligence documents, the reports of French participants, and accounts by Viet Minh leaders, including Vo Nguyen Giap and Ho Chi Minh, A War of Logistics provides in-depth coverage of the often-ignored but critically important topic of logistics in modern military campaigns"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shrader, Charles R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Foreign military studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vi{u1EC7}t Nam đ{u1ED9}c l{u1EAD}p đ{u1ED3}ng minh h{u1ED9}i
  • France
  • Corps expéditionnaire français d'Extrême-Orient
  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Insurgency
Label
A War of Logistics : Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954, Charles R. Shrader, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An AUSA book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-459) and index
Contents
List of maps, tables, and figures -- Table of equivalencies -- Note on translation, acronyms, and measurements -- Preface -- A war of logistics -- French Union combat forces -- Viet Minh combat forces -- French logistical doctrine and organization -- Viet Minh logistical doctrine and organization -- The opposing transport systems -- French sources of supply -- Viet Minh sources of supply -- The shape of battles to come -- The campaign for the base areas -- The campaign for the lines of communication -- Planning and buildup for the battle of Dien Bien Phu -- The limits of aerial resupply -- The triumph of the porters -- Logistics and the war in Indochina, 1945-1954 -- Glossary of abbreviations, acronyms, and terms
Control code
ssj0001552416
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 488 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780813165752
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015025671
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001552416
Label
A War of Logistics : Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954, Charles R. Shrader, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"An AUSA book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-459) and index
Contents
List of maps, tables, and figures -- Table of equivalencies -- Note on translation, acronyms, and measurements -- Preface -- A war of logistics -- French Union combat forces -- Viet Minh combat forces -- French logistical doctrine and organization -- Viet Minh logistical doctrine and organization -- The opposing transport systems -- French sources of supply -- Viet Minh sources of supply -- The shape of battles to come -- The campaign for the base areas -- The campaign for the lines of communication -- Planning and buildup for the battle of Dien Bien Phu -- The limits of aerial resupply -- The triumph of the porters -- Logistics and the war in Indochina, 1945-1954 -- Glossary of abbreviations, acronyms, and terms
Control code
ssj0001552416
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 488 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780813165752
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015025671
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001552416

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