Stationary versus mobile WWI and WWII

Jan 2012
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French Kingdom
Trucks alone did not do all that much however. It is good to remember that for example the Germans were still mostly foot or horse-mobile more than anything else during their operations in the WWII.
Trucks were on the contrary instrumental at the end of WWI, allied forces had twice the number of German trucks, increasing the mobility of their troops and eventually allowing a victory not expected before the summer of 1919.
 

Vaeltaja

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Sep 2012
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Trucks were on the contrary instrumental at the end of WWI, allied forces had twice the number of German trucks, increasing the mobility of their troops and eventually allowing a victory not expected before the summer of 1919.
That depends largely on how they are utilized. It is worth remembering that in 1940 the French Army was pretty much furthest ahead the others in that respect. Yet the French army was on the field less mobile than others (British or German). So what you wrote only applies in certain cases. The so called blitzkrieg was largely fought using horse-drawn supplies rather than with trucks.
 

Port

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Feb 2013
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portland maine
Another defensive technology was use of mines. In North Africa Montgomery use of mines sometimes miles wide made attackers to slow down to identify location of mines. risk high loses or need to change direction of atttack. This allowed a defensive position time to allocate resources. I believe the mine detector was invented by a Polish engineer in the British army