Forging the Shield: The U.S. Army in Europe, 1951-1962: The U.S. Army in Europe, 1951-1962

Forging the Shield: The U.S. Army in Europe, 1951-1962: The U.S. Army in Europe, 1951-1962

by Donald A. Carter

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Overview

This illustrated book that includes tables, charts, and maps primarily discusses the role of USAREUR acronym abbreviation for US Army Europe) in rearming and training the new German Army spans several years and is perhaps the Army’s single greatest contribution toward maintaining security in Western Europe. Likewise, the relationship between American soldiers and
their French and West German hosts evolved over time and is a critical element in telling the story of the US Army in Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780160927546
Publisher: United States Dept. of Defense
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Edition description: First
Pages: 535
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donald A. Carter was born in Albany, New York, and grew up in Oneida,
New York. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1977
and served as a Field Artillery Officer until 1992. During that time, he received
a Ph.D. in history from the Ohio State University in 1985 and served as a
military history instructor, both at West Point and at the U.S. Army Field
Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After leaving the Army he joined
the U.S. Army Center of Military History as an archivist. In 1995 he left
CMH to serve with the Gulf War Declassification Project and the U.S. Army
Declassification Activity. He returned to CMH in 2003 as a historian. His
publications include “Eisenhower Versus The Generals,” in Journal of Military
History (October 2007); “The U.S. Military Response to the 1960–1962 Berlin
Crisis,” for a National Archives pamphlet commemorating the release of Cold
War records; and “Wargames in Europe: The U.S. Army Experiments with
Atomic Doctrine,” in Blueprints for Battle (University Press of Kentucky, 2012).
He is married with two children and lives in Dale City, Virginia

Table of Contents

        Tables
No.
1. U.S. Army Strength in Europe, January 1951–December 1952 . . . . . . 24
2. Seventh Army Logistical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Charts
No.
1. Organizational Structure of the European Command
as of 31 December 1950 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2. Organizational Structure of the United States Army,
Europe, 1 August 1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
3. Organizational Structure Seventh Army, 31 January 1952 . . . . . . . . . 75
4. Allied Command Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

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