How a 1919 Army Truck Convoy Across the U.S. Helped Win WWII.
The daily log being made available kind of interests me in doing some reading.
Really I'm kind of surprised that the Army could make such good time with that assortment of vehicles. Most Americans alive today take for granted that the main problems getting around relate to traffic conditions, navigation off the main roads, and affording the expenses.
How awesome our road systems are is largely a modern thing. The growth of car ownership may have exploded out the wazoo during the twentieth century but that doesn't mean suitable roads and bridges predate the Ford Motor Company. Today you can basically get in the car and go--the problem becomes affording a long vacation rather then can you get there by automobile.
The United States is not without our problems but we at least solved a few over the generations 😉.