HART, RUSSELL A.
Title Clash Of Arms: How The Allies Won In Normandy.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2004.
Seller ID 76226X4
Honored as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association, Clash of Arms examines how the Western Allies learned—on the battlefield—to defeat the Nazi war machine. Beginning with an investigation of the interwar neglect that left the Allied militaries incapable of defeating Nazi aggression at the start of World War II, Russell A. Hart analyzes the methods the Allies used to improve their military effectiveness. He also explores the continuous German adaptation that prolonged the war and increased the price of eventual Allied victory. Central to his comparative study is the complex interplay of personalities, military culture, and wartime realities that determined how accurately the combatants learned the lessons of war and how effectively they enhanced their battle capabilities. Russell A. Hart is Associate Professor and specialist in modern military history at Hawai'i Pacific University and coauthor of German Tanks of WWII; Weapons and Fighting Tactics of the Waffen-SS; Panzer: The Illustrated History of Germany's Armored Forces in WWII;The German Soldier in World War II; and The Second World War, Part Six: Northwest Europe, 1944-1945. An outstanding comparative study that blends the so-called new military history with traditional operational history. This is one of the most original and important studies of the war to appear recently."—Robert Larson, Choice "As a result of [Hart's] work, historians are a step closer on their long journey to understand how armies adapt and innovate, both in peacetime and in war."—Steve R. Waddell, Army History
(Key Words: Military History, World War II, Allied Forces, Normandy, World War Two, Russell A. Hart, Second World War).