The Ammunition Train

During World War One trucks were used to carry ammunition to the front - Tim Gosling traces their history

Throughout any conflict the infantry man always enjoys complaining about his food, living conditions, the weather and possibly their greatest objection of all was anybody who was perceived to have an easier life than them.

An easy target for the American Doughboy was the truck drivers whom it was assumed spent most of their day sitting down, rarely came under fire, purloined the best rations, were never short of wine and returned to their barracks every night where they slept in feather beds.

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