National Geographic : 1943 Mar
This isthe way to win a battle inthe desert Libya and North Africa made it clearer than ever: THIS IS A WAR OF SUPPLY. In 1918, an American soldier could be equipped and maintained on 5 tons of supplies each year. But today, for every soldier sent abroad, 1012 tons of shipping space must be provided for equipment alone. And it takes an additional 18 tons of shipping to supply a single soldier for a year! Supply is a matter of ships. And ships need electricity. Vast quantities of electric power, for a thou sand vital tasks that must be done to take a convoy safely across the seas ... Electricity to steer the vessels and operate the radios and signal lights. Electricity to detect the approach of enemy subs and planes, to sound the alarm, to organize the defense. Electricity to power great cargo winches, and delicate navigating instruments. Electricity to make magnetic mines harmless, to provide invisible "black light" for reading charts at night. Electricity to keep food fresh, to cook it, to ventilate the ships, to provide com fort for the crews. Electricity in every freighter, every tanker, every Navy escort vessel-to help win the war of supply! We of Westinghouse take tremendous pride in building so much of the electrical equipment, so many of the great turbines and gears and electric drives, for the ships of America's Navy and Merchant Marine. Into every piece of that equipment go all our "know-how," all our skill, all our determination to do our share in this war-and if possible, a little more. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Com pany, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Westinghouse PLANTS IN 25 CITIES-OFFICES EVERYWHERE Tune in the Westinghouse Program starring John Charles Thomas -NBC Network, Sunday, 2:30 P. M., Eastern War Time.