Accession Number:

ADA164821

Title:

The Operational Tenets of Generals Heinz Guderian and George S. Patton, Jr

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

233.0

Abstract:

This study is an historical analysis of the operational methods of two men who commanded large military formations with great success during World War II Colonel-General Heinz W. Guderian of the German Army and General George S. Patton, Jr. of the American Army. The focus of the study is on each mans conduct of operational art, the connecting link between tactics and strategy. The study analyzes the writings and campaigns of Guderian and Patton and attempts to identify the tenets or principles by which each man guided his conduct of Operational art. The study then compares the tenets each man applied in his conduct of warfare to discover whether there were any principles common to their operational methods. Finally, the study suggests what implications common tenets at the operational level of war might have for Airland Battle Doctrine.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE