Saturday, July 01, 2006
General Cunningham's long supply lines
The supply lines for General Cunningham's divisions were long an tortuous. The supply hub for the 11th African Division was in Addis Adaba, and stretched 560 miles, using both roads and rail, to the port of Berbera. Supplies came by sea, presumably, from Aden. The 26th East African Brigade had to be positined to watch the frontier with French Somaliland, as the situation there was unstable. The 12th African Division had a supply line that was centered in Mogadishu and went through Dolo. As there was more rain, this became increasingly difficult. This is based on the account in Vol.II of the Official History.