90-division gamble by Maurice Matloff

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Published by Center of Military History, U.S. Army in Washington, D.C .

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  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Manpower -- United States.

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Other titlesNinety-division gamble., Ninety division gamble.
Statementby Maurice Matloff.
SeriesCMH pub -- 70-7-15.
ContributionsCenter of Military History.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [365]-381 ;
Number of Pages381
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Open LibraryOL18032570M

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The division gamble by Maurice Matloff. Published by Center of Military History, U.S. Army in Washington, D.C.

Written in EnglishPages: The Mediterranean at the Cairo-Tehran Conferences 11) Macarthur and the Admiralties 12) Hitler's Decision on the Defense of Italy 13) General Lucas at Anzio 14) General Clark's Decision to Drive on Rome 15) The Division Gamble 16) The Anvil Decision: Crossroads of Strategy 17) General Bradley's Decision at Argentan 18) Logistics and the 5/5(1).

The "90 Division gamble" gets its fair share of criticism from students of World War II, but it is hard to see how it could have been avoided. The 90 Division Gamble. Robert M. Citino. You can break down the U.S. war effort in World War II by the Author: Robert M. Citino.

The division gamble / by Maurice Matloff. The item The division gamble, by Maurice Matloff represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Indiana State Library.

This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch. I just watched a David Kennedy lecture Freedom from Fear where he said on October 6, Donald Nelson, the leader of the WPB, told military leaders that the conversion of the economy to the production of military materiel away from the production of civilian goods was happening to quickly.

This became known as the so-called "Feasibility Dispute," and in result the military. Implacable Foes is clearly an impression book in its scope and detail. The authors present an almost encyclopedic description of the last 18 months of the US involvement in the Pacific Theater in WWII.

That said, the book absolutely shines in some respects, but in others it is ponderous and seems like it will never end.4/5. Center of Military History: The division gamble / (Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S.

Army, ), also by Maurice Matloff (page images at HathiTrust) Center of Military History: The Admiralties, operations of the 1st Cavalry Division, 29 February - 18 May The Division Gamble The Anvil Decision: Crossroads of Strategy General Bradley's Decision at Argentan (13 August )   Masters and Commanders is the story of how British and US leaders set the overall Anglo-American strategy of the Second World War.

I found the book fascinating for most of it's pages. It's a long and very detailed book, but written in a gripping style/5. Genre/Form: Government publications: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Matloff, Maurice, division gamble.

Washington, D.C.: Center of. The Division Gamble The requirements in troops for OVERLORD accented certain Army-wide manpower pinches and made the planners take another serious look at.


This has been called "the Division Gamble". Additionally, due to the US Army's method of employment combined with events of the war, the United States did not suffer the destruction of any of its division-size units during the conflict, except for the Philippine Division in See also the "phantom" units used to confuse the Germans.

Andrew Roberts's Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses who led the West to Victory in WWII tells the story of how four great leaders fought each other over how best to fight Hitler. During the Second World War the master strategy of the West was shaped by four titanic figures: Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, and their respective military /5().

Maurice Matloff, " The Division Gamble, " in Command Decisions, ed. Kent Roberts Greenfield (Washington, DC: Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army, ),   The divisions served in that capacity from October to Marchwhen replacement depots took over.

Both divisions, refilled, then began their combat training program anew.2 In late the War Department selected the 7th Motorized Division to be part of the assault forces to be used to drive the Japanese from the Aleutian Islands. As the course of the war became clearer, a decision was made in early on the number of Army divisions needed to win the war.

It was called the “division gamble.” The Philippine Division had surrendered in The 2nd Cavalry Division was later to be deactivated, reducing the total of Army divisions to Deluded furry wehraboo writes a book, hilarity ensues.

Also, Hitler was Austrian. Close. Posted by. u/Daxim Doing it again one day at a time. 3 years ago. Includes Marshall's comments on such topics as: technology; the "division gamble;" the replacement system; troop morale and the citizen-soldier; and demobilization.

Audience Historians, political scientists, military strategists and international relations scholars may value the historical, theoretical, and global policies contained within.

The author has recently published (in Britain, not yet in America) The Storm of War, a one-volume account of the Second World War. Masters and Commanders makes an excellent prelude to the new book. For those who enjoy the first book as much as this reviewer, it will be pleasing to know there will be another, for dessert/5(81).

It was decided that the war planners could not commit divisions of Army troops to their war plan as this would jeopardize the home economy. The number was reduced to 90 divisions (known historically as "the 90 division gamble").

Two immediate results of the 90 division gamble. "Command Decision" is a term that, although now much in vogue, eludes precise definition. What it immediately suggests is a military commander, faced with a difficult choice or choices, taking the responsibility for a serious risk on the basis of his estimate of the situation.

The 90 Division Gamble: This document details the reasoning behind General Marshall's decision to limit Army ground forces to 90 divisions.

It also tells why the program was cancelled. From the book "Command Decisions" edited by Kent Roberts Greenfield. up in Maurice Matloff's article, "The 90 Division Gamble" in the book Com-mand Decisions. Matloff points out that Roosevelt rejected Army plans for divisions and insisted on holding the line at 90, partly to make sure American casualties were low, partly to insure a continued high flow from America's factories not only of implements of war.

The US went with the 90 division gamble to keep more men at home in industry, but if they needed to go all Total War like the Europeans and put all men on the front they could have raised divisions.

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The development of new armor doctrines and organizations to exploit emerging technologies, concepts, and missions is the heart of this work. "The Division Gamble" "The Anvil. Yes, for several reasons that many Army and Air Force Generals had.

First, the Marine Corps Ground and Air Units were seen as redundant since the Army and Air Force felt they were already fulfilling those missions and had done so during the Europe. The Feasibility Dispute ended in with the "civilian" fraction triumphing over the military as Roosevelt decided upon what was known as the "90 division gamble".Lieutenant: George DeLuca.

Good question. My own theory is that some clerk somewhere found some maps, thousands of them, with the Ardennes forest marked as “Impassable”. Being the thrifty government employee he was, he issued them as standard maps, not realizing that they w.

The “division gamble” turned out to be a winner, but it was a close-run thing. Induring the Battle of the Bulge, the US Army literally ran out of infantry, forcing leaders to rush untrained troops to the front. Despite this, the idea that technology could help offset an enemy’s strength took hold in American strategic thinking.

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Ruppenthal The decision to launch Operation Marketgarden / Charles B. MacDonald   question at the intersection of the washington war and economics. i believe it was the war department led a series of conferences that included the navy department, the treasury department.

they started off calling this the allocation conferences after several of these -- allocation conferences. the army made the 90 division gamble. the. The Library. Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by The Strategos, Page 2 of 3 carmen Deity.

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Start studying APUSH Great Depression, New Deal, WWII. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. I did. He doesn't know what he's talking about. At one point during there was a temporary shortage of riflemen due to the '90 division gamble' and the higher ups miscalculating how many people they needed behind BAR's as opposed to behind AA guns and such.

That's the closest the US came to a "manpower crisis". Operation Coronet, the invasion of Honshu, is where General Marshall’s “90 Division Gamble” would have failed miserably. There were not enough troops in the Pacific for the invasion and the divisions transferred from Europe were partially demobilized mobs who didn’t now the guys next to them, not combat units.Books, Arts, & Curiosities – The Forces of Justice Finest HourSummer Page Nial Barr, Eisenhower’s Armies: The American-British Alliance during World War II, Pegasus Books,pages, $ISBN: – Review by Nigel Hamilton.American manpower tipped the balance to the Allies in World War I; American manpower was deliberately limited in World War II (the "division gamble") in order to keep its industries running at maximum production and keep supplies flowing to Britain and the Soviet Union.

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