The invention of the internal combustion engine was a great stride forward in technology, but brought with it many problems. This volume describes the problems faced in supplying the British Army with its fighting, support and transport vehicles. Originally published as two volumes, but now in one consolidated volume. Part I looks at the common problems, Part II at unarmoured vehicles. With a wealth of statistical tables.This is one of the famour "Red Books" published by the British Army after World War II and so contains all relevant data on the subject with regard to that war.MLRS now pubish a significant selection of the series.
This publication is exactly what it says on the tin - a listing of all landing ships, craft and barges as at 4 January 1944. It gives a good picture of the types of craft and their location, and allows students of Operation NEPTUNE an insight into the vexed question of whiter there were enough, and in the right place, for the invasion of Europe to take place.
The story of the Royal Engineers role in battle in the Second World War. This volume in the Red Book series covers engineering in the field during operations, not field works which were, although still military in nature most of the time, completed in more relaxed and less dangerous times. A very informative and valuable addition to a military history library.
The aim of movement control is to procure transports, and once that transport is available, to ensure that the right thing gets to the right place. This is the story of how movement control developed during the Second World War. It is not as dry as the title suggests and makes good reading, while also shedding light on how tropical equipment got to the tropics and not to NW Europe!
The Ordnance Corps of the British Army was only 2,500 officers and men strong in 1939, tasked with supplying army equipment to the Army. By the end of the war 131,000 officers and men were engaged in this monumental task. This is the history of the development of the Corps and its efforts to ensure that the men at the sharp end had the kit they needed. Complete with all maps.
The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) were a Corps of the British Army charged with the maintenance of the vehicles of the British Army - from tanks to bicycles. Interestingly the German Afrika Korps had shown the British that good maintenance and battle damage repair was essential, and this reinforced the decision to combine all electrical and mechanical maintenance and repair personnel into one Corps. This is their story, and it is a good one. The original two volumes have been combined into one. With all appendices and illustrations as in the original.
One of the red book series produced after the war, this volume covers the Auxiliary Territorial Service (The A.T.S) from inception to the end of the war. Wherever the army went in the Second World War so too did the ATS - even to the United States. An important record of a service that was perhaps not accorded the recognition it deserved.