AUP Films Presents


France '44: The Red Ball Express Documentary

Published on: September 3, 2020


After controlling continental Europe for years, German defenders were rolled back by Allied forces until the devastated Third Reich surrendered in May 1945.

This victory would not have been possible without an unrelenting Allied sustainment effort.

"France '44: The Red Ball Express" demonstrates how logistics led to Europe's liberation and the demise of Nazi Germany.

Intertwining current Army doctrine with the Red Ball Express's incredible story, this film examines the logistical successes and challenges sustainment planners encountered in the European Theater of Operations.

Produced in collaboration with Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), "France '44: The Red Ball Express" provides important sustainment lessons for supporting large-scale combat operations that remain relevant today.