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dc.contributor.author Phillips, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-23T03:26:11Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-23T03:26:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Phillips , C 2016 , ' Logistics and the BEF : The Development of Waterborne Transport on the Western Front, 1914-1916 ' British Journal for Military History , vol. 2 , no. 2 , pp. 42-58 . en
dc.identifier.issn 2057-0422
dc.identifier.other PURE: 28764450
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: a456d7e4-6541-4630-838f-287ee4ae0a14
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9420-2057/work/61776391
dc.identifier.other handle.net: http://hdl.handle.net/2160/a456d7e4-6541-4630-838f-287ee4ae0a14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/47492
dc.description.abstract The historiography of logistics on the Western Front has been dominated by discussion of railways. Indeed, General Joffre himself was credited as having dubbed the First World War a ‘railway war’. However, the canals and rivers of France and Flanders were also pressed into action during the conflict. This article discusses the manner in which the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) actively engaged with and supported the work of Gerald Holland, a retired naval officer and Marine Superintendent, to establish an effective, ‘civilianized’ department of inland water transport on the Western Front. It illustrates that, even before the 1916 transportation mission led by Sir Eric Geddes, the British Army was not the insular institution its detractors – most notably Lloyd George – asserted. en
dc.format.extent 17 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof British Journal for Military History en
dc.rights en
dc.title Logistics and the BEF : The Development of Waterborne Transport on the Western Front, 1914-1916 en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version publishersversion en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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