The Infantry S Armor

Author: Harry Yeide
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811743792
Size: 18.75 MB
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Tanks, amphibian tanks, and amphibian tractors in action in all theaters, from Africa and Europe to the Pacific. How the battalions fought the war, often in the tankers' own words. Crystal-clear maps.

Operational Tenets Of Generals Heinz Guderian And George S Patton Jr

Author: Major George A. Higgins
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781782893165
Size: 20.33 MB
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This study is an historical analysis of the operational methods of two men who commanded large military formations with great success during World War II: Colonel-General Heinz W. Guderian of the German Army; and General George S. Patton, Jr. of the American Army. The focus of the study is on each man’s conduct of operational art, the connecting link between tactics and strategy. The study analyzes the writings and campaigns of Guderian and Patton and attempts to identify the tenets or principles by which each man guided his conduct of Operational art. The study then compares the tenets each man applied in his conduct of warfare to discover whether there were any principles common to their operational methods. Finally, the study suggests what implications common tenets at the operational level of war might have for Airland Battle Doctrine. The study concludes that Guderian and Patton shared six common tenets in their conduct of operational art and suggests that the American Army’s current organizations at the division and corps levels may not be suitable to conduct the sort of agile operations that will be required on a future battlefield. As well, we must ensure that doctrinal foundations for joint operations involving air and ground forces-as a minimum-are in place before war breaks out. It also suggests that we need to get together with our European Allies and adopt a common doctrinal approach to warfighting in Western Europe, one that supports a common theater strategy. Finally, the study concludes that the American Army should continue to study the history of warfare and learn its lessons.

Armored Warfare In The Jungle Environment

Author: Major Kevin S. Wimmer
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781782895923
Size: 18.92 MB
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This study examines armored warfare in a jungle environment. The focus is to determine if there is a role for ground mounted armored forces in jungle warfare. This study explains how armor was used in past jungle conflicts and examines current doctrine and applicability of employment of armor in the jungle. The first portion of the research focuses on discerning how armor was used in past jungle conflicts. The Pacific campaign of World War II and the Vietnam War are examined to determine the historical role of armor in a jungle environment. Early employment of armor in these two conflicts is examined to determine the criteria for use of armored forces in the jungle and examines the tactics, techniques, and procedures that were developed during these conflicts. The second portion of this study focuses on the feasibility of current employment of armor in a jungle environment. Current Army and Marine armored doctrine is examined and interviews are conducted to determine if current armored systems could and should be employed in jungle warfare. Additionally, officers from foreign countries are interviewed to determine how armored forces are employed in the jungle areas of their countries.

St Lo

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Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN:
Size: 17.60 MB
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En bog omhandlende 1. amerikanske hærs militære operationer omkring St.-Lo i Frankrig i juli 1944.

The Bradley And How It Got That Way

Author: W. Blair Haworth
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313309744
Size: 15.50 MB
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Explores the history of a little studied part of the U.S. Army, the mechanized infantry, through an examination of the evolution of its equipment, with specific focus on the controversial Bradley Fighting Vehicle program.