Scorched Earth: The Sinews of War
Documentary looking at the work of those who kept the armies fed and supplied during the Second World War. Using maps, archive footage and interviews with experts Chris Reed and Bob Carruthers, the programme demonstrates the vital place occupied by army logistics in an understanding of the war effort.
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