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COSSAC : Lt. Gen. Sir Frederick Morgan and the genesis of Operation Overlord / Stephen C. Kepher.

Author/creator Kepher, Stephen C. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020]
Descriptionxviii, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Subject(s)
Variant title Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander
Series Studies in naval history and sea power
Studies in naval history and sea power. ^A1375046
Partial contents A common bond of danger -- No substantial landing in France unless we are going to stay -- For what are we to plan? -- I am to plan the reconquest of Europe -- The Indian Army and chasing Pancho Villa -- For the first time I really believe in this operation -- This operation will be the primary U.S.-British ground and air effort in Europe -- Passing phase -- The far shore -- I'm asking for your army, your General Marshall, and your Ambassador Biddle -- The Supreme Operations for 1944 -- Monty didn't bring us anything new -- Epilogue
Partial contents Glossary of selected code names and abbreviations -- Appendix A: British Chiefs of Staff (COS) and American Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) -- Appendix B: Structure of the British Army's Home Forces,1940-44 -- Appendix C: Outline OVERLORD plan, cover letter, and digest -- Appendix D: Organizational charts of COSSAC, initial formation and as of January 1944 -- Appendix E: Organizational chart of Western Allies command structure -- Appendix F: Organization chart of the chain of command from the Combined Chiefs of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander for OVERLORD.
Abstract "When Frederick Morgan was appointed COSSAC (Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander), in the spring of 1943, there was no approved plan for a cross-Channel attack and no commander. There was not even agreement about when the re-entry into the Continent would occur. The western Allies were in the midst of a great debate about the strategy or strategies to defeat Nazi Germany. COSSAC's primary task was to create a plan that would be approved by the inter-allied Combined Chiefs of Staff. COSSAC presents a new interpretation of Morgan's vital contributions to the development of the OVERLORD plan by exploring his leadership, his unorthodox approach to problem-solving, and his willingness to disregard or modify orders he thought wrong"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Kepher, Stephen C., COSSAC Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020] 9781682475218
Genre/formBiographies.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2019051442
ISBN9781682475089 hardcover
ISBN1682475085 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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