Mechanisation vs the horse

Watching a U.S. produced documentary about WW2…

“When a truck runs out of gas, you bring up more gas. When a horse runs out of food, it dies.”

This is clearly the viewpoint of a nation that believed that gasoline would always be available and with sufficient vehicles to transport it.

The counter argument: When a horse runs out of supplied food it will find and eat alternatives. A horse will continue to work at reduced efficiency. A truck will simply stop.

As we know, the factory eventually overcame the farmer, but the logic is false.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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