Month: July 2020

Medical Supplies

Logistics Series. Part III: Medical supplies and the 46th Armored Medical Battalion

Let’s talk about the logistics of the medical service. From complete medical chests and bottles of whole blood to every first-aid kit and can of foot powder ever used, all the medical items needed to be brought towards the front before any medic could use them to treat casualties. So having a medical supply system …

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Resupply armored division

Logistics Series. Part I: Basic logistics in an armored division.

“Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics”. There are several variations of this quote (do amateurs talk strategy or tactics? And do professionals talk or study logistics?) It is also attributed to more than one man. Whoever may have spoken (a variation of) these words, he understood a key point in military operations: without a solid …

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Cobra King tank in Bastogne 1944

4th Armored Division “By their deeds alone”: a brief overview of the division’s actions.

To understand the story of the medical service of the 4th Armored Division it can be very helpful to have a brief overview of the division’s actions. I will present you with a timeline, showing the main dates of interest in the division’s history. I would like to start, however, by giving you an idea …

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