Tuesday, July 4, 2017
"Lieutenants think tactics, generals think logistics"
Scheisse merde skatá gówno.
From the Professor Al Nofi CIC # 150 and as is germane to the previous blog entry:
"William the Conqueror and the Logistics of the Conquest"
That army of William the Conqueror in 1066 prior to the invasion of England and specifically with the disposal of solid and liquid waste, human and animal both!!
One pound = 2.2 kilograms. One gallon = 3.8 liters. One ton = 1,000 kilograms.
"Of course not only did William have to supply food and water, he also had to cope with the consequences of large numbers of men and horses consuming food and water. Each day William’s men would each have left about three pounds of feces and perhaps a quart of urine, for a daily output of about 21 tons of more-or-less solids plus perhaps 3,500 gallons of liquids. For the entire month the army was at Dives-sur-mer, this would have amounted to some 650 tons and nearly 110,000 gallons. But, as with rations, those figures pale when compared to the equivalent numbers for horses. A horse produces some 20 pounds of feces and 7.5-8.5 gallons of urine a day. So for the month the army was in camp William had to deal with about 930 tons of horse manure and 480,000-720,00 gallons of urine."
SUCH ARE THE LOGISTICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF THE SENIOR MILITARY COMMANDER, MERELY TO SUSTAIN HIS ARMY EVEN WHEN NOT IN COMBAT!