The U.S. Army in World War II: The European Theater of Operations



Jeffrey J. Clarke, Robert Ross Smith

U.S. Army in World War II
CMH Pub 7-10, Cloth; CMH Pub 7-10-1, Paper
1993; 605 pages, table, maps, illustrations, bibliographical note, index

GPO S/N: 008-029-00213-2, Cloth; GPO S/N: 008-029-00229-9, Paper

Riviera to the Rhine serves as a bridge between the Allied operations in the Mediterranean and those waged in northeast France, covering the Allied landings in southern France and the drive north, the linkup with forces moving east from the Normandy beachhead and subsequent push through the Vosges mountains, and the final conquest and defense of Alsace. In detailing these campaigns, Jeffrey J. Clarke and Robert Ross Smith focus on the operational level of war from August 1944 to early 1945, paying special attention not only to the problems of joint, combined, and special operations but also to the significant roles of logistics, intelligence, and personnel policies. The fact that Clarke and Smith analyze these concepts in such detail makes their volume an invaluable reference source for today's military commanders and junior officers.

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