By David W. Hogan Jr, Center of Military History United States Army
A Command put up at conflict is a different tale approximately an American box military headquarters and its association and function in global struggle II, a viewpoint that has bought little cognizance by means of historians in the past. David W. Hogan Jr. examines the 1st military headquarters's reaction to the try 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 international locations 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 approaches developed to hold out these features; and the effect of the personalities and forms of the commander and employees chiefs at the association. Hogan's quantity exhibits the military headquarters of global warfare II as a sophisticated association with services starting from fast supervision of tactical operations to long-range operational making plans and the sustained help of frontline devices. it's a invaluable case learn for army pros in any respect degrees.
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Whether due to the staff's rcaction to his tough measures after Kasserine or to Bradley's instinctive disl ike for Pattoll 's sty le, the I [ Corps headquarters viewed the Seventh Army cOlTImander as a boorish, overbearing adolesccn t whose vu lgarity, showmanship, inattention to detail , and lendency to jump the chain of com mand were inappropriate in a high-leve l comman der. The [[ Corps comma nder and staff did not have a much higher regard for Patton 's statT, "I hat great sil ence we ca ll Army," whi ch they accused of neglecting su pply and communi cations with forward units.
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A command post at war : First Army headquarters in Europe, 1943-1945 by David W. Hogan Jr, Center of Military History United States Army