Accession Number:

AD1111608

Title:

Unification or Coordination: The Armed Forces Problem

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Study/Analysis]

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

39

Abstract:

MS T-113 was prepared as a result of a unique chain of circumstances, for an exceptional purpose, by an unusual man. The chain of circumstances began in early 1946 when the Chief Historian of the European Theater, operating under a directive which charged him with maximum exploitation of sources of combat information available in the European Theater, began the concentration of more than 200 former German generals and general staff corps officers in a single prisoner-of-war enclosure. By mid-August of that year, this group had been thoroughly organized and was fully engaged in writing narrative histories of German operational units which opposed American troops under the command of SHAEF. At that time it became evident that, among other possibilities, the study of problems incident to the proposed merger of the United States Armed Forces might be facilitated by the preparation of an organizational history of OKH Oberkommando des Heeres, German Army High Command.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]