Accession Number:

ADA955008

Title:

History of the Army Ground Forces. Study Number 27. History of the Armored Force, Command and Center

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY GROUND FORCES WASHINGTON DC HISTORICAL SECTION

Report Date:

1946-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

The history presented in this study is written from the point of view of officers who were directly responsible for the development of armor in the U. S. Army in World War II. The facts were supplied by them or obtained from the files of the armored headquarters at Fort Knox, successively designated as the Armored Force, the Armored Command, and the Armored Center. In World War I and II the development of tanks went through a cycle marked by three phases the determination and drive of a few foward looking men the inertia of the great majority too involved in routine to give their proposals serious attention or support and the crucible of war forcing new ideas to the front. Inspired by the advanced thinking of its commanding generals and implemented by American inventive genius, its development could never have come about had not military necessity broken through the inertia of a peacetime Army.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE