Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes

Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes

by Harold R. Winton, Dennis Showalter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700615083

ISBN-13: 9780700615087

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

A major new approach to Hitler's much-studied famous last-gasp counteroffensive in late December 1944 that illuminates American command leadership at the "corps" level. Focuses on the performance of six generals in the war's most famous battle to give a new perspective of the crucial—but often neglected—level between "division" and "army."

Overview

A major new approach to Hitler's much-studied famous last-gasp counteroffensive in late December 1944 that illuminates American command leadership at the "corps" level. Focuses on the performance of six generals in the war's most famous battle to give a new perspective of the crucial—but often neglected—level between "division" and "army."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700615087
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Modern War Studies Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps

Foreword by Dennis Showalter

Preface

Abbreviations

1. Introduction

Prologue

2. Toward an American Philosophy of Command

3. The Making of Six Corps Commanders

4. The Coming of the Bulge

Phase I: German Initiative in Action

5. The Germans Attack, the Allies React

6. V Corps Halts the German Schwepunkt

7. VII Corps Slows the Flood

8. XVIII (Airborne) Corps Stands in the Breach

9. III, XII, and VII Corps Prepare for Battle

Phase II: Initiative in Flux

10. The Struggle for Initiative: Tension in the Allied Camp

11. III, VIII, and XII Corps Fight for Initiative in the South

12. XVIII (Airborne), VII, and V Corps Fight for Initiative in the North

Phase III: American Initiative in Action

13. Closing the Bulge: More Tension in the Allied Camp

14. VII, XVIII (Airborne), and V Corps Close the Bulge from the North

15. VIII, III, and XII Close the Bulge from the South

Epilogue

16. Conclusions and Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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