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Omar Bradley

by Osprey

Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical
Product Line: Command
Publish Date: 2012
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 7x10x.25"
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2148171823 OSPCMD025 CMD25 Softcover MINT/New

General Omar Bradley was the premier US Army tactical commander in the European Theatre of Operations in 194445. A West Point classmate of Dwight Eisenhower, Bradley was the quintessential US field commander of World War II, elevated to high command with little combat experience but a solid track record as a skilled planner and organizer. Bradley was part of a small cadre of highly skilled young officers groomed for higher command in the austere and bankrupt 1930s. Bradley was at the center of nearly all the major US Army victories in 194445 from D-Day through the final push into Germany. Along with that combat record came a string of controversies. Bradleys greatest blunder, failing to anticipate the German offensive in the Ardennes, was counter-balanced by a vigorous and skilled response which fatally injured the German Army in the West. Beyond the performance of the US Army in the ETO, Bradley was also intimately wrapped up in other controversies, especially the internecine squabbles with his British counterpart, Bernard Montgomery.

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