Accession Number : ADA311047

Title :   Generals of the Ardennes: American Leadership in the Battle of the Bulge,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Morelock, J. D.

PDF Url : ADA311047

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 435

Abstract : Generals of the Ardennes is not a conventional history of the Battle of the Bulge, but a study of US command leadership at different levels during that fiery December of 1944 when a German offensive against the center of the American lines threatened to split the massed Allied Armies. It shows how US commanders from Eisenhower himself down through Army Group, Army, Corps, and Division commanders met the heavy burdens of leadership in the crucible of that bloody winter. It does so by presenting five case studies: Eisenhower's role as coalition commander overseeing the defense and counterattack; Bradley's direction of the 12th Army Group during the crisis; Lieutenant General William Simpson's contribution as his Ninth Army helped defeat the German onslaught; Major General Troy Middleton's stand with the VIII Corps in the center of the fighting; and Major General Alan Jones and Brigadier General Bruce Clarke dealing with the enormous challenges, uncertainties, and confusion that characterized the battle at 'the point of the spear.'

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *LEADERSHIP, *BATTLEFIELDS, *CASE STUDIES, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, EUROPE, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, ARMY EQUIPMENT, BACKGROUND, ENEMY, GENERAL OFFICERS, MILITARY ART.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE