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The best big picture book I have read on the campaign in France and Germany Covers many points that I was not familiar with for example, shortages of replacement troops for both the US and the British, shortages of munitions, and the many other issues of logistics Very well written @Free Kindle ì Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign Of France And Germany, 1944-1945 æ Their kettle shaped helmets lent a medieval aspect to the horse soldiers clattering out of the twilight The year was , the occasion a preparedness parade, the helmets actually those of the style Yet to a small boy catching his first glimpse of Americas army as well as the metallic headgear seemed to represent old wars rather than new, a military past yet remote than the Mexican border skirmishes for which the troopers in fact were outfittedThus begins this brilliant study of the American led campaign for Europe in World War II It is an analysis of command at both the strategic and the tactical level All the complex ingredients of nations at war the burdens of history, the impact of technology, the roles of personalities, the confusions of the battlefield are presented in a powerful narrative which is as pleasurable to read as it is deeply founded in scholarshipThe portraits of Field Marshal Montgomery and of Iikes lieutenants Omar N Bradley, Jacob L Devers, Courtney H Hodges, George S Patton, Jr Alexander M Patch, William H Simpson, Leonard T Gerow, J Lawton Collins, and Matthew B Ridgway, among others are the first detailed treatments that many of these leaders have received Every major strategic and tactical decision in every battle of the American offensive is covered in detail with maps and careful descriptions of key terrain features, including many personal insights drawn from diaries kept at the American army group and army headquartersThis is a major and grippingly told reassessment of the leadership and the fighting capabilities of the Allied forces in climactic battles of World War IIContents PrefacePart One The Armies The American Army Weapons and Divisions The View of the Far Shore By Air and by SeaPart Two Normandy The Beach Cherbourg and Caumont The Bocage Cobra The Crossroads South of AvranchesPart Three France The Short Envelopment The Riviera the the Rhone The Seine The Meuse The Twin Tyrants Logisticsand TimePart Four The Disputed Middle Ground Holland Attack in the Ardennes ILorraine IThe Reich Frontiers Autumn Interlude Lorraine IIAlsace Huertgen Forest and Roer Plain On the Eve of a Breakthrough The Breakthrough The Doctrinal Response The Precarious Balance The Battles of Christmastide Attack in the Ardennes IIInadequate Means Part Five Germany The Eifel Two Tumors Excised Colmar and the Roer Dams To the Rhine The Crossing of the Rhine Eastward from the Rhine The Legions on the Rhine The Ruhr Berlin The National Redoubt The Elbe, the Moldau, and the Brenner PassEpilogueNotes and SourcesIndexReviews The publication of Eisenhower s Lieutenants is an event of significance in American military writing admirable clearly the product of exhaustive, painstaking research The New York Times Book Review the best account we have of the World War II campaigns from Normandy to the Elbe American Historical Review precisely informative and broadly rewarding Kirkus Reviews an outstanding and highly recommended work Journal of American History by the dean of American military historians Washington Post Bookworld I had thought I knew everything about World War II that I would ever want to know I was wrong Reading Eisenhower s Lieutenants was a wonderfully enriching experience I learned than I ever would have thought possible This will unquestionably become one of the great classics of American military history Stephen E Ambrose According to Tom Brokaw this was the greatest generation so by that definition, the generals must have been the greatest leaders This is an attempt to replicate Douglas Southall Freeman book on Lee s Lieutenants for the WWII generals In my opinion, the copy surpasses the original. Old fashioned military history at its best This a detailed examination of operational command of Allied forces in northwest Europe in 1944 and 1945. It had been a long while since i had read any WWII works so this was a refresher for me with lots of new information very complete history and well organized rather long but no wasted words. A good analysis but the conclusion, that the Allies won simply because they had numerical superiority, is very determinist. It was an interesting read in that I have a better understanding of the challenges which face general officers and the difficulties of coordinating upper echelon units and forces Being a company grade officer myself it gave me an appreciation for the orders which might come my way. Good book but massive Very detailed but could sometimes be mind numbing I ve read it twice but frankly didn t get much out of it the first time The second time I was laid up for weeks after surgery so I read it straight through and did get a lotout of it.If you can t slug your way through the whole book, you ll get a lot of insight about the challenges facing the US Army by reading the first three chapters and the epilogue You ll understand better why some things happened the way they Good book but massive Very detailed but could sometimes be mind numbing I ve read it twice but frankly didn t get much out of it the first time The second time I was laid up for weeks after surgery so I read it straight through and did get a lotout of it.If you can t slug your way through the whole book, you ll get a lot of insight about the challenges facing the US Army by reading the first three chapters and the epilogue You ll understand better why some things happened the way they did Like Montgomery was so cautious because the British had reached the bottom of their manpower capabilities Heavy casualties was something the British army couldn t endure in 1944 45