Trench Railways – Supplying the Front

 

The light railways in WW1 became an important logistical tool.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_railways

http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/education/universities/dissertations-post-graduate/5891-british-light-railways.html#sthash.BYRRSETq.dpbs

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2 comments

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  2. Ed Snack · January 2, 2016

    Unfair to say that the army leadership needed that much convincing. They were the ones who appointed Geddes after all, and he had their full support. Lower level engineers might have wanted to keep it in house as it were, but at the top level, Geddes was their man. And a very talented fellow he was.

    Thanks to his organisational abilities he became the only person apart from the King to be simultaneously a General and an Admiral.

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