U. S. War Plans, 1939-1945

U. S. War Plans, 1939-1945

by Steven T. Ross

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During WWII the US produced war plans for every major campaign. The actual course of the war was, however, often very different. Coalition politics, enemy reactions, and logistical problems frequently forced commanders to modify plans. This volume contains many of the actual plans the US meant to use. There are two parts: first, the US War plans from 1939-45, and second, a series of 35 documents including the Rainbow documents (nos. 1 & 4 for the defense of North America and the Western Hemisphere, respectively), American-Dutch-British conversations on Japanese strategy, the Avalanche Plan, Operation Detachment for Iwo Jima, and Operation Iceberg for Okinawa. Also featured is a glossary and bibliography. Information about the author is not provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
U.S. War Plans 1939-45 presents source material documents which outline U.S. war plans for the second world war, with introductory chapters outlining joint war strategy operations and the documents following. Libraries and individuals with in-depth collections on World War II history will find this an invaluable reference which assembles under one cover U.S. war plans and meeting results.

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