By James F. Dunnigan
Dirty Little secrets and techniques of global battle II exposes the darkish, irreverent, misunderstood, and sometimes tragicomic points of army operations in the course of international battle II, lots of them almost unknown even to army buffs. Like its winning predecessor, Dirty Little Secrets, Dunnigan and Nofi's new booklet vividly brings to existence all theaters and individuals of the conflict. Revelations include:
- the true dying count number for the struggle, and why it hasn't ever been formerly released.
- The "new age" basic who refused to smoke or drink, who lived on a vitamin-enriched vitamin, who hostile animal experimentation, and who frequently consulted his astrologer.
- How gear built for the battle ended in such glossy high-tech recommendations as "smart bombs," digital war, and nuclear missles.
- The lackadaisical courting among Germany and Japan through the war.
- difficult bits of data in regards to the lingering results of the warfare -- just like the millions of reside shells and mines which are nonetheless buried in Europe and stale the East Coast of the US.
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Additional resources for Dirty Little Secrets of World War II: Military Information No One Told You...
Some of the findings weren't all that shocking, others were: • Enlisted men and officers had different, sometimes vastly different, attitudes about how effective, or how well run, their units were. Men who had been in combat wished their training had been more strenuous. Soldiers actually wanted more discipline and, in general, stronger leadership from their NCOs and officers. The troops were very astute in sizing up the effectiveness of their NCOs and officers. Combat veterans quickly sorted out the ins and outs of surviving on the battlefield, more so than the people in charge of training new recruits back in the United States.
As unprepared as Great Britain and France were for war in late 1939, they were even more so a year earlier. Relatively speaking, however, Germany was readier in 1938. Also, the Allied military position in late 1938 was seriously flawed. The overall balance of ground forces, 65 to 70 German divisions to 80 to 85 British (7) and French (75) divisions, was on paper favorable to the Allies. But where Germany had five panzer divisions and six motorized divisions, the Allies between them had three light-armored divisions and as many motorized divisions.
HARRY S TRUMAN, who became president on the death of FDR i n 1945, was a very effective artillery captain with the AEF, 44 DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS OF WORLD War II reputedly the best mule skinner and best "cusser" in the army (a skill he acquired by deliberate practice and study). ALEXANDER VANDEGRIFT, the most distinguished Marine commander of the war (Guadalcanal) and the first Marine to hold the rank of full general, was in the Garde du Haiti during World War I. YAMAMOTO ISOROKU, Japan's most talented naval strategist, was a staff lieutenant commander for most of the war.
Dirty Little Secrets of World War II: Military Information No One Told You... by James F. Dunnigan