CMH Pub 70-32, Cloth; CMH Pub 70-32-1, Paper
1999; 388 pages, charts, map, illustrations, biblography, index
GPO S/N: 008-029-0352-0
Industrialists in Olive Drab: The Emergency Operation of Private Industrial Facilities by the War Department During World War II by John H. Ohly, the individual most closely involved with this effort, recounts the unique story of Ohly and his compatriots who were charged with the mission of guaranteeing that private companies sustained the vital war production of weapons, munitions, and other materiel needed by America's fighting men and the Allies to achieve victory overseas. Organized and improved to facilitate the understanding of present-day readers, this carefully edited and revised version by Clayton D. Laurie remains true to Ohly's impressive research, recounting of events, basic facts, and interpretations. For those in the field of defense acquisition, Ohly's history has many lessons, not the least being the resolution of conflicting interests between the needs of the state and those of the private sector within the framework of our constitutional democracy.
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