The Road To France (volume 2); The Transportation Of Troops And Military Supplies, 1917-1918

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byBenedict Crowell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL THIS account has not thus far attempted to give a picture of the whole War Industries Board. It has contented itself with selecting certain of the Board's activities which, because of their obvious importance or novelty or picturesqueness in government, have been deemed to be of general interest; but in so doing it has passed by numerous offices and branches and divisions which were necessary to the smooth and ordered conduct of the Board's work, essential to its organization, but the interests of which lay in administrative and routine provinces. Yet it is unfair to dismiss these supporting organizations without mention, merely because they were not always on the battle front of war industry. And if the preceding pages have succeeded in conveying a just estimate of the eminence of the War Industries Board in the War Government, it is hoped that they will lend interest to what now follows. However, it is impossible to give a complete picture of the War Industries Board and date the picture. One can not truthfully present a list of divisions, branches, and officials and say, "That was the War Industries Board." This emergency organization was constantly changing as its experience grew and its work expanded. Some officials left it for new fields; others took their places. Whole divisions were found to be out of key with the general scheme, and were lopped off. At one time there was a Finished Products Division, the duties of which, as its name indicates, were multifold. At that time the pioneer commodity sections dealt almost exclusively in raw materials. Later, however, the shortages in finished products asserted their need for separate consideration; and one after another the Finished Products Division passed over its specif...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL THIS account has not thus far attempted to give a picture of the whole War Industries Board. It...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217396739

ISBN - 13:9780217396738

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