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By David W. Hogan Jr, Center of Military History United States Army

ISBN-10: 016049771X

ISBN-13: 9780160497711

A Command put up at battle is a special tale approximately an American box military headquarters and its association and position in international warfare II, a point of view that has bought little awareness via historians previously. David W. Hogan Jr. examines the 1st military headquarters's reaction to the try out of army-level command throughout the interval from its activation in October 1943 to V-E Day in may well 1945. concentrating on the operational point, the extent among the grand technique of countries and theaters and the tactical wrestle of corps and smaller devices, Hogan analyzes the operations, intelligence, logistical, and administrative capabilities of the headquarters; the tactics advanced to hold out these features; and the impression of the personalities and sorts of the commander and employees chiefs at the association. Hogan's quantity indicates the military headquarters of worldwide battle II as a sophisticated association with services starting from quick supervision of tactical operations to long-range operational making plans and the sustained help of frontline devices. it's a helpful case learn for army pros in any respect degrees.

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Wesl Point. N. "26 In th e view o f morc than a few at First Army headq uarte rs, he was quite sllccessful in that e nd eavor. A former fo o tball teammate of Bradl ey's at West Po int , his first task was to help his old fri end si ft the cont in ge nt from Governor 's Island for those who would accompany th e headqua rte rs to Fra nce, l1 One o f those who would clash 1110SI frequentl y w ith O' Hare was the controversia l G- 2, Colonel Di ckson. A West Poi nte r reca lled to active dUly in 1940.

1941. 1941 - 1944 Subjcct fil c. Critiquc Carolina Mancuvcrs, 1s t and 2d Phascs ( Nov. 1941 ), bo)( 3, '·Iodges Papers, Eisenhower Library, and Comments o n Fi rst Army Versus IV Army Corps Mancuvefl;, November 16- 30. 2 (First Army), RG 337, NARA. JI Moenk. I·IVI)' of Larg e-Scllfe ArlllY k/(III('UI'ers ill Ille Vlli/efl SlmeN. PI). 72, 78. 1. f, 20 A Command Pos t (If War "Type army" is disc ussed in Greenfield. Palmer, and Witey. oops. p. 279. and sec also pp. 280. 352 ~65. Nenni nger, "ercarin g Officers," p.

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