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The Resource General Jacob Devers : World War II's forgotten four star, John A. Adams

General Jacob Devers : World War II's forgotten four star, John A. Adams

Label
General Jacob Devers : World War II's forgotten four star
Title
General Jacob Devers
Title remainder
World War II's forgotten four star
Statement of responsibility
John A. Adams
Title variation
Jacob Devers
Title variation remainder
World War II's forgotten four star
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Of the leaders of the American Army in World War II, Jacob Devers is undoubtedly the "forgotten four star." Plucked from relative obscurity in the Canal Zone, Devers was one of four generals selected by General of the Army George Marshall in 1941 to assist him in preparing the Army for war. He quickly became known in Army circles for his "can do" attitude and remarkable ability to cut through red tape. Among other duties, he was instrumental in transforming Ft. Bragg, then a small Army post, into a major training facility. As head of the armored force, Devers contributed to the development of a faster, more heavily armored tank, equipped with a higher velocity gun that could stand up to the more powerful German tanks, and helped to turn American armor into an effective fighting force. In spring 1943, Devers replaced Dwight Eisenhower as commander of the European Theater of Operations, then was given command of the 6th Army Group that invaded the south of France and fought its way through France and Germany to the Austrian border. In the European campaign to defeat Hitler, Eisenhower had three subordinate army group commanders{u2014}British Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, Omar S. Bradley, and Jacob Devers. The first two are well-known{u2014}here the third receives the attention he properly deserves. --Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, John A.
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.D48
LC item number
A64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Generals
  • Devers, Jacob L.
  • United States
  • Devers, Jacob L.
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Generals
  • United States
Label
General Jacob Devers : World War II's forgotten four star, John A. Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Early years -- The interwar years -- Marshall recognizes Devers -- Chief of armored force -- The debate over doctrine -- Commander, ETO -- Deputy supreme commander, MTO -- The French and a Southern Front -- Dragooned -- Up the Rhône Valley -- An end to champagne -- Into the cold Vosges -- Cross the Rhine? -- Throw down at Vittel and its aftermath -- Nordwind strikes Devers -- The Colmar Pocket finally collapses -- Undertone to Austria -- Postwar
Control code
879583343
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 438 pages
Isbn
9780253015174
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014030025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879583343
Label
General Jacob Devers : World War II's forgotten four star, John A. Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Early years -- The interwar years -- Marshall recognizes Devers -- Chief of armored force -- The debate over doctrine -- Commander, ETO -- Deputy supreme commander, MTO -- The French and a Southern Front -- Dragooned -- Up the Rhône Valley -- An end to champagne -- Into the cold Vosges -- Cross the Rhine? -- Throw down at Vittel and its aftermath -- Nordwind strikes Devers -- The Colmar Pocket finally collapses -- Undertone to Austria -- Postwar
Control code
879583343
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 438 pages
Isbn
9780253015174
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014030025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879583343

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