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History of Allied Force Headquarters - Part Three, December 1943 - July 1944. Section 2

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Part III of the History of AFHQ is a continuation of the History of Part II of the headquarters from December 1943 to June 1944. Part III follows the general policy of the History as a whole in that it limits its scope to a study of the administration, organization and functions of the headquarters in its relation to Combat zones land zones of Communication. The period covered by Part III includes two incidents a the fusion of General Headquarters MIDDLE EAST with Allied Force Headquarters to the setting in motion of the machinery to transfer AFHQ from ALGIERS to CASERTA in ITALY although the move was not completed and the headquarters was not officially opened at CASERTA until 20th July 1944 b a complete phase of the Italian Campaign - the advance from the Winter Line to the completion of the liberation of ROME. The purely British staff sections continued as integral parts of AFHQ, while the American general and special staff sections for purely American matters were distinct from AFHQ in their theoretical establishment and were distributed between two American headquarters Hq NATOUSA and Hq SOS NATOUSA. As with Part II of the History, Part III has been reproduced in four sections in order to give the reader a book that is easily handled rather than a cumbersome tome, which would be the result were this Part to be produced in one volume. The division of Part III into its four sections has been made so as to give as complete a division of the various subject matters as possible. Thus Section 1 is confined to the changes in the Combat Zone Command and the changes in the Communications Zone Command Section 2 treats on the Reorganization of AFHQ, Organizations of Personnel and Intelligence Section 3 deals with the Organizations of Operations , Supply and Transportation Staffs while Section 4 embraces the Organizations of the various Finance, Civil Affairs, Liaison, Technical, Medical, Law, Military Police, Inspections and Morale Staffs.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations

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