By David W. Hogan Jr, Center of Military History United States Army
A Command submit at warfare is a distinct tale approximately an American box military headquarters and its association and function in international conflict II, a viewpoint that has got little realization by way of historians previously. David W. Hogan Jr. examines the 1st military headquarters's reaction to the try out of army-level command in the course of the interval from its activation in October 1943 to V-E Day in may perhaps 1945. concentrating on the operational point, the extent among the grand technique of countries and theaters and the tactical strive against of corps and smaller devices, Hogan analyzes the operations, intelligence, logistical, and administrative services of the headquarters; the techniques developed to hold out these capabilities; and the impression of the personalities and varieties of the commander and employees chiefs at the association. Hogan's quantity indicates the military headquarters of global battle II as a sophisticated association with features starting from quick supervision of tactical operations to long-range operational making plans and the sustained aid of frontline devices. it's a worthy case research for army execs in any respect degrees.
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