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Old March 15th, 2017, 04:21 AM   #641
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Originally Posted by Sam-Nary View Post
Britain didn't take over the "main burden of the war" after 1916. Their role on the Western Front had grown since 1914, but the French still held the longest stretches of the Western Front in 1918, even after the US entered the lines. And the French did provide crucial reinforcements at Amiens in 1918 to help stop the Spring Offensive.
The French also still had the larger army on the western front compared to it allies. And more gear artillery, trucks, planes, tanks etc.

Ludendorff after the war commented, that in 1918 the war on the western front had effectively become a logistical contest between the German railway service and the "camions" of the French motor-pool, about which side could best supply its army. Motor-transport won. (That also being in accordance with the old dictum that professionals study logistics.)
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