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O'Shaughnessy, Edward J.

Works: 2 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 156 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RD96.4, 617.1106
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Publications about Edward J O'Shaughnessy
Publications by Edward J O'Shaughnessy
Most widely held works by Edward J O'Shaughnessy
Burn management by Carole L Johnson( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
The evolution of the armored force, 1920-1940 by Edward J O'Shaughnessy( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In armored force circles, the inter-war years are sometimes referred to as the lean years. The abolishment of the separate Tank Corps in 1920, the Depression Era budget constraints and a lack of national strategic vision have caused a mistaken belief that little attention was paid to the development of armored force structure and doctrine in this critical time period. In fact the evidence points to the contrary. Rather than development by a kick start in 1940, the evidence illustrates an evolution of armored doctrine and force structure. The process started immediately upon return from World War I by a core of tank visionaries and advocates. The fruits of their labors were realized in 1940 when war demanded the rapid fielding of armored divisions, The fact that fourteen divisions were fielded in four years, when none had existed previously, is testimony to their efforts. This paper is told from their perspective. In the face of significant institutional obstacles, these tank advocates responded to a higher calling
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