US Armored Divisions: The European Theater of Operations, 1944-45

US Armored Divisions: The European Theater of Operations, 1944-45

by Steven J. Zaloga
     
 

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The armored divisions were the shock force of the US Army's combat formations during the fighting in Northwest Europe in the final year of the war. Of the 16 such divisions formed during the war, all but one served in the European Theater of Operations. This book examines the organizational structure, operational doctrine and combat mission of these divisions from… See more details below

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The armored divisions were the shock force of the US Army's combat formations during the fighting in Northwest Europe in the final year of the war. Of the 16 such divisions formed during the war, all but one served in the European Theater of Operations. This book examines the organizational structure, operational doctrine and combat mission of these divisions from D-Day onwards, describing how doctrines and tactics were changed as the divisions were forced to adapt to the battlefield realities of combat against an experienced foe. The lessons drawn by the armored divisions from the bitter fighting in Northwest Europe from 1944 to 1945 strongly shaped postwar US Army doctrine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472800008
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Series:
Battle Orders , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
483,979
File size:
60 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven J Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He is a senior analyst with Teal Group Corp. covering missile technology and arms export issues. He also serves as adjunct staff with the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division of the Institute for Defense Analyses. He is the author of several dozen books on military technology and military history.

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