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Old 11-20-2016, 09:04 PM
dofe dofe is offline
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Logistics behind Hannibal's crossing of the Alps

Do historians know much about the logistics behind Hannibal's crossing of the Alps? More specifically, did he have a supply train backing up his campaign, or did his men obtain supplies through pillage of the land that they crossed?

Bonus question: how long could a modern military force (let's say a US army battalion) operate continuously without outside logistics support?