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World War II - References


  • "EXPLAINING HITLER" Voice of America 07 October 1998
  • A War That Was Not Left to the Generals Eliot A. Cohen Joint Forces Quarterly Summer 1995 [203 kb PDF] -- Roosevelt, and to an even greater measure Churchill, exercised a directive, forceful control of a kind that most members of the defense establishment today would find unusual - and perhaps improper.
  • The Meaning of World War II Williamson Murray Joint Forces Quarterly Summer 1995 [405 kb PDF]
  • Deflating British Radar Myths of World War II Gregory C. Clark; Richard M. Muller (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College 1997 - England's Chain Home radar was a dead end technology with serious shortcomings, but was skillfully melded to an innovative command and control system.
  • The Military Utility of German Rocketry During World War II Kirk M Kloeppel Maj; Richard Muller (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College 1997 -- During the period from August 1943 to August 1944, CROSSBOW sorties comprised 14% of sorties flown and 16% of total tonnage dropped.
  • TESTIMONY - THE REICH'S EX-LEADERS EXPLAIN WHY THEY WERE BEATEN 62-66 of July 1945 IMPACT [a CONFIDENTIAL wartime publication of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence] "Germany lost the war the day it started. Your bombers destroyed German production, and Allied production made the defeat of Germany certain."
  • ULTRA and the Myth of the German "National Redoubt" Marvin Meek, ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE - 04 JUN 1999 -- This study investigates the creation of a mythical fortifications system called the German National Redoubt and the use of ULTRA to confirm its existence. The work includes a brief background of the Redoubt and examines how the state of intelligence at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force helped turn enemy propaganda into reality.

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