Rush the Alaska Road!

June 1942
New Republic;6/15/42, Vol. 106 Issue 24, p816
Focuses on the slow pace of construction of the Alaska Road. Reasons outlined for the delay behind the completion of the road; Effect of absence of a driving authority to manage the construction of road on speed of the construction; Lack of mobilization of urgency due to inadequate understanding of the importance of the road; Importance of the Alaska Road as the only possible backdoor route to Japan, the Soviet Union and China; Advantage that trucks use less steel and gas to carry a given amount of cargo to a particular place in particular time than a ship; Benefits of the road transportation over railroad transportation and transportation using a ferry plane.


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