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Battalion Commanders at War: U.S. Army Tactical Leadership in the Mediterranean Theater, 1942-1943, Barry Steven Thomas


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Автор: Barry Steven Thomas
Название:  Battalion Commanders at War: U.S. Army Tactical Leadership in the Mediterranean Theater, 1942-1943
Издательство: Eurospan
Классификация:
Мировая история
История специфических предметов
Война и оборона

ISBN: 0700618996
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780700618996
ISBN: 0-7006-1899-6
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-7006-1899-6
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 288
Вес: 0.54 кг.
Дата издания: 23.05.2013
Серия: Modern war studies
Язык: ENG
Иллюстрации: 5 photographs, 6 maps
Размер: 229 x 152 x 23
Читательская аудитория: Professional and scholarly
Ключевые слова: Second World War
Подзаголовок: U.s. army tactical leadership in the mediterranean theater, 1942-1943
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: Most histories of the U.S. Army in World War II view the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations primarily as a deadly training ground for very green forces, where lessons learned on the beaches of Oran, in the hills of the Kasserine Pass area, and at the collapse of the Tunis bridgehead all contributed to later success in Western Europe. Steven Barry, however, contends that victory in the MTO would not have materialised without the leadership of battalion-level commanders. They operated at a high level, despite the lack of combat experience for themselves and their troops, ineffective leadership at higher levels, and deficiencies in equipment, organisation, and mobilisation.<br><br>Barry portrays these officers as highly trained, adaptable, and courageous in their first combat experiences in North Africa and Sicily. Their leadership, he argues, brought discipline, maturity, experience, and the ability to translate common operational guidance into tactical reality, and thus contributed significantly to battlefield success in North Africa and Sicily in 1942–1943. To explain how this happened, he examines their prewar experiences, including professional military education and unit training exercises; personal factors such as calmness and physical resilience under fire; and the ability to draw upon doctrine, creatively apply the resources at their disposal, and clearly define and communicate mission goals and means. He also reveals how battalion leaders incorporated technological innovations into combined arms manoeuvres by employing tank capabilities and close air support doctrine. <br><br>As Barry’s assessment shows, these battalion commanders were not the sole reason for the Allied triumph in North Africa and Sicily, but victory would not have been possible without the special brand of military leadership they exhibited throughout those campaigns. Under their leadership, even inexperienced units were able to deliver credible combat performance, and without the regular army battalion leaders, U.S. units could not have functioned tactically early in the war. <br><br>One of the few studies to focus on tactical adaptation at the battalion level in conventional warfare, Barry’s book attests to the pivotal value of professional military education—and makes an important contribution to today’s “organisational learning” debate—while providing an in-depth view of adaptation of U.S. infantry and armoured forces in 1942–1943.



Australian battalion commanders in the second world war

Автор: Pratten, Garth
Название: Australian battalion commanders in the second world war
ISBN: 0521763452 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521763455
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: This book explores the background, role and conduct of the commanding officers of Australian infantry battalions in World War II.

The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943

Автор: Powell
Название: The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943
ISBN: 1137544163 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137544162
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: This book explores the development of tactical air power in Britain between 1940 and 1943 through a study of the Royal Air Force’s Army Co-operation Command. It charts the work done by the Command during its existence, and highlights the arguments between the RAF and Army on this contentious issue in Britain. Much is known about the RAF both in the years preceding and during the Second World War, particularly the exploits of Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands, yet the existence of the RAF’s Army Co-operation Command is little-known. Through extensive archival research, Matthew Powell maps the creation and work of the RAF’s Army Co-operation Command through an analysis of tactical air power developments during the First World War and inter-war periods, highlighting the debates and arguments that took place between the Air Ministry and the War Office.


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