Excerpt from The Road to France, Vol. 2: The Transportation of Troops and Military Supplies, 1917-1918
Moreover, the shortage of coal was one of Europe's most acute embarrassments. Certainly England had no coal to spare for the bunkers of our transports. Therefore we could pu... t into the A. E. F. Supply service neither cargo transport nor troop ship that could not carry sufficient coal for the round voyage. That consideration, too, ruled out the Philippine transports, not one of which could stow such an amount of fuel. When the first expeditionary force was assembling, then, the Govern ment was automatically forced to seek its transports from the peaceful ocean trades.
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