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Book/Printed Material The European campaign : its origins and conduct

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Title

  • The European campaign : its origins and conduct

Summary

  • Given the significance of World War II and the interest in the European Campaign, the authors offer a fresh look at the operations involved in winning the war in Europe. The authors begin with an examination of prewar planning for various contingencies, then move to the origins of "Germany first" in American war planning. They then focus on the concept, favored by both George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower, that the United States and its Allies had to conduct a cross-channel attack and undertake an offensive aimed at the heartland of Germany. Following this background contained in the initial chapters, the remainder of the book provides a comprehensive discussion outlining how the European Campaign was carried out. The authors conclude that American political leaders and war planners established logical and achievable objectives for the nation's military forces. However during the campaign's execution, American military leaders were slow to put into practice what would later be called operational level warfare. For comparison, the authors include an appendix covering German efforts at war planning in the tumultuous 1920s and 1930s.

Names

  • Newland, Samuel J.
  • Chun, Clayton K. S.
  • Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

Created / Published

  • Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2011]

Contents

  • Introduction -- Chapter 1. The European campaign : origins -- Chapter 2. Was Europe first? -- Chapter 3. 1943 : Frustrations and successes -- Chapter 4. D-Day : Planning and execution -- Chapter 5. Toward the German border : Operations COBRA, the Falaise Pocket, and Operation ANVIL -- Chapter 6. Operation MARKET GARDEN -- Chapter 7. The Hürtgen Campaign -- Chapter 8. The Ardennes Offensive -- Chapter 9. The Ruhr or Berlin -- Chapter 10. Conclusions and observations -- Appendix I. Developing strategy : a look at the other side -- Appendix II. To Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force.

Headings

  • -  Combined operations (Military science)--Case studies
  • -  Decision making--Case studies
  • -  Military planning--Case studies
  • -  Military planning--Germany
  • -  Military planning--United States
  • -  Operational art (Military science)--Case studies
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--United States

Notes

  • -  "June 2011."
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-406).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (x, 455 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • D756

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023692758

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Chicago citation style:

Newland, Samuel J, Clayton K. S Chun, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. The European campaign: its origins and conduct. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692758/.

APA citation style:

Newland, S. J., Chun, C. K. S. & Army War College, U. S. S. S. I. (2011) The European campaign: its origins and conduct. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692758/.

MLA citation style:

Newland, Samuel J, Clayton K. S Chun, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. The European campaign: its origins and conduct. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023692758/>.