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A War of LogisticsParachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954$
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Charles R. Shrader

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813165752

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.001.0001

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The Opposing Transport Systems

The Opposing Transport Systems

(p.105) 6 The Opposing Transport Systems
A War of Logistics

Charles R. Shrader

University Press of Kentucky

In Chapter 6, the author describes and compares the transportation systems of the two sides, particularly with respect to their adaptability to the climate, terrain, and operational environment in Indochina. The personnel, organization, and special challenges faced by the competing transport systems are discussed, as are the impacts of transport shortcomings on the outcome of operations.

Keywords:   Train (French transport organization), Railroads, Motor transport, Human and animal transport, Water transport, Transport aircraft, Aerial resupply, Porters, Adaptability

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