A command post at war : First Army headquarters in Europe, by David W. Hogan Jr, Center of Military History United States

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

A Command publish at battle is a different tale approximately an American box military headquarters and its association and function in international conflict II, a standpoint that has obtained little consciousness by means of historians formerly. David W. Hogan Jr. examines the 1st military headquarters's reaction to the attempt of army-level command through the interval from its activation in October 1943 to V-E Day in may well 1945. targeting 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 features of the headquarters; the systems developed to hold out these services; and the impression of the personalities and forms of the commander and employees chiefs at the association. Hogan's quantity indicates the military headquarters of worldwide warfare II as a sophisticated association with services starting from speedy supervision of tactical operations to long-range operational making plans and the sustained aid of frontline devices. it's a important case learn for army execs in any respect degrees.

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