Red Ball Express

   The Red Ball Express was the code name given to the supply route than ran from Cherbourg on the French coast to frontline U.S. troops between 25 August and 16 November 1944 following the breakout from Normandy after D-Day. Approximately 6,000 trucks were used to move more than 12,000 tons of supplies daily to enable the Allied advance to continue. Many of the truck drivers were African American servicemen.

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  • Red Ball Express — Panneau routier du Red Ball Express Lors de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le Red Ball Express était un énorme système de convoyage routier mis en œuvre par les forces alliées après la percée marquant la fin de la bataille de Normandie. Le terme Red …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • red ball — I. adjective Etymology: so called from the red mark painted on freight cars requiring expeditious movement : having top priority : urgent used of freight or a carrier moving top priority freight red ball train red ball express II. noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • red — {{11}}red (1) O.E. read, from P.Gmc. *rauthaz (Cf. O.N. rauðr, Dan. rèd, O.Fris. rad, M.Du. root, Ger. rot, Goth. rauþs), from PIE root *reudh (Cf. L. ruber, also dialectal rufus light red, mostly of hair; Gk …   Etymology dictionary

  • Red Pine Camp — is a family camp situated on Golden Lake in Ontario, Canada. It is divided into two major sections by Island View Drive, and backs on to Ontario Provincial Highway 60. The camp is attended by people of all ages, and is shareholder owned. However …   Wikipedia

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