Thursday, November 05, 2020

So How Was Your Work Day?

Reading David L. Roll's biography of George Marshall and smiling at the account of when, during the First World War, Marshall got an assignment from General Pershing's chief of staff "to plan, organize, and implement the movement of approximately 600,000 men; 2,700 guns; 93,000 horses; and 900,000 tons of supplies and ammunition in slightly less than two weeks. To avoid detection by the Germans the sixty-mile move by foot, horse, truck, and light rail would have to take place only at night."

Roll adds: "Marshall had less than twenty-four hours to come up with a plan."

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