Clash of Arms: How the Allies Won in Normandy / Edition 1

Clash of Arms: How the Allies Won in Normandy / Edition 1

by Russell A. Hart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806136057

ISBN-13: 9780806136059

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Honored as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association

Clash of Arms examines how the Western Allies learned—on the battlefield—to defeat the Nazi war machine. Beginning with an investigation of the interwar neglect that left the Allied militaries incapable of defeating Nazi aggression at the start of World War

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Honored as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association

Clash of Arms examines how the Western Allies learned—on the battlefield—to defeat the Nazi war machine. Beginning with an investigation of the interwar neglect that left the Allied militaries incapable of defeating Nazi aggression at the start of World War II, Russell A. Hart analyzes the methods the Allies used to improve their military effectiveness. He also explores the continuous German adaptation that prolonged the war and increased the price of eventual Allied victory. Central to his comparative study is the complex interplay of personalities, military culture, and wartime realities that determined how accurately the combatants learned the lessons of war and how effectively they enhanced their battle capabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806136059
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Chronology : 1918-1944
Introduction1
Pt. 1Preparation : 1919-1944
1The interwar period17
2The United States, 1939-1944 : the leviathan awakens69
3Britain, 1939-1944 : toils and troubles101
4Canada, 1939-1944 : the politics of neglect165
5Germany, 1939-1944 : blitzkrieg unleashed195
Pt. 2Normandy 1944
6A campaign overview247
7The United States : the leviathan triumphant271
8Britain : Montgomery's best batsmen fail303
9Canada : learning the hard way241
10Germany : the defeat of the Westheer371
Conclusion409
Bibliography421
List of acronyms and abbreviations451
Index455
About the book469

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