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Railroading in Eighteen Countries


Railroading in Eighteen Countries

by Maj.-Gen. Carl R. Gray

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  • ISBN 9781789122879
  • English
  • 312 Pages
  • 85044 Words

Railroading in Eighteen Countries

by Maj.-Gen. Carl R. Gray

This is the story of the Military Railway Service of the United States Army from its beginning in 1862 and including a brief account of the Service in World War I. It is specifically the story of the military use of railroads in World War II and in Korea. General Gray has focused his comprehensive account on the performance of the personnel of the Service, and on outstanding individuals wherever possible. Out of more than 351,000 men and women employees of American railroads serving in all arms in World War II, 43,500 were assigned to various units of the Military Railway Service. This impressive record of their achievements covers history, organization, training and operations in Alaska, England, North Africa, Sicily and Italy, Northern France and Belgium, Southern France, Germany and Austria, Iran, India, the Philippines, New Caledonia, Australia, Japan and Korea. A notable feature of this handsome volume is the wealth of fine photographs of operations in all areas, for the most part photographs not seen before.

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