Faculty Advisor

Parkinson, E. Malcolm

Abstract

This MQP essay investigates the evolutionary beginnings of motor transport, particularly the truck, on the western front during WWI. An analysis of the British and American experiences with motor transport -- using George Basalla's theory of technological evolution to explain changes in truck features and organization that occurred during the war -- demonstrates the gradual and problematic nature of military motorization during WWI, and details the way in which motor transport coexisted with other forms of land-based transportation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Humanities and Arts

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Program

Humanities and Arts

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