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Nothing less than full victory : Americans at war in Europe, 1944-1945

Author: Edward G Miller
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the onset of World War II, the U.S. Army was a third-rate ground force of 145,000 with some generals who still believed in the relevance of horse cavalry. Its soldiers were untrained, its doctrine out of date, and its weapons hopelessly obsolete. Four years later, the U.S. Army was engaged in a global war with a force of more than 8 million men armed with modern weapons and equipment. Nothing Less than Full  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Edward G., 1958-
Nothing less than full victory.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608055671
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Miller
ISBN: 9781591144946 1591144949
OCLC Number: 72354504
Description: xix, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
From factory to foxhole, 1940-1942 --
Indoctrination, 1942-1943 --
The enemy --
Neptune, June-July 1944 --
To the Reich, July-August 1944 --
At the Westwall, September-October 1944 --
Bloody autumn, October-November 1944 --
No way out, November 1944 --
Holiday season, November-December 1944 --
Lorraine, October-December 1944 --
Winter interlude, 1944-1945 --
The Roer Dams, January-February 1945 --
Across the Saar River, January-February 1945 --
Like a bolt from the blue, March-April 1945 --
Genesis to greatness, spring 1945.
Responsibility: Edward G. Miller.
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"At the onset of World War II, the U.S. Army was a third-rate ground force of 145,000 with some generals who still believed in the relevance of horse cavalry. Its soldiers were untrained, its doctrine out of date, and its weapons hopelessly obsolete. Four years later, the U.S. Army was engaged in a global war with a force of more than 8 million men armed with modern weapons and equipment. Nothing Less than Full Victory is the story of how American ground troops in Europe managed to defeat one of the most proficient armies in history. The author, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, draws on his twenty years of experience in military logistics and eight years of scholarly research to examine the Army's remarkable transformation." "Focusing on areas rarely considered in other books on World War II, Edward G. Miller analyzes the performance of American soldiers in the 1944-45 campaign in western Europe against a background of logistics, organization, training, and deployment. In doing so, this groundbreaking work refutes decades of assumptions to reset the historical framework for comparison of U.S. and German performance over the course of the campaign."--BOOK JACKET.

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