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Eyes only : the top secret correspondence between Marshall and Eisenhower, 1943-45

Author: Andrew Rawson; Dwight D Eisenhower; George C Marshall
Publisher: Stroud : Spellmount, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Judge for yourself how two of the United States' greatest military leaders dealt with the burden of command in the eye of the storm of history.

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Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; George C Marshall
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Rawson; Dwight D Eisenhower; George C Marshall
ISBN: 9780752462905 0752462903
OCLC Number: 759584447
Description: 288 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
December 1943-January 1944, setting up SHAEF and choosing commanders --
February 1944, landing craft shortages : can Southern France be invaded? --
March 1944, concerns over the Italian campaign while organizing support --
April 1944, discussions over Operation ANVIL and Patton speaks out --
May 1944, dealing with French issues and last minute problems --
June 1944, Operation OVERLORD and securing the Normandy beachhead --
July 1944, the Battle of the Bocage and changes in command --
August 1944, the breakout begins and the invasion in Southern France --
September 1944, the race across France and Operation MARKET GARDEN --
October 1944, logistics problems and supply shortages --
November 1944, grinding along the Siegfried line and rear area dilemmas --
December 1944, the lull before the storm and the Battle of the Bulge --
January 1945, erasing the Bulge and plans for defeat of Germany --
February 1945, slow progress toward the Rhine in atrocious weather --
March 1945, crossing the Rhine and plans for the final battle for Germany --
April 1945, the collapse of Nazi Germany and meeting the Soviet Army --
May 1945, VE-Day and tense times with the Russians and the Czechs --
June, July, and August 1945, occupying Germany --
October 1945, de-Nazification and a looming humanitarian crisis --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Top secret correspondence between Marshall and Eisenhower, 1943-45
Responsibility: Andrew Rawson.

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"["Eyes Only"] will be of immense value to those with a serious interest in the conduct of war at the highest levels." --"The NYMAS Review"

 
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