Office Of The Strategic Services Operational Groups In France During World War II, July-October 1944 by Major John W. Shaver III

Office Of The Strategic Services Operational Groups In France During World War II, July-October 1944

byMajor John W. Shaver III

Kobo ebook | November 6, 2015

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This study evaluates six Operational Groups which supported Allied operations in France during the period 31 July to 10 October 1944. The groups were composed of two officers and 15 enlisted men. They were trained to work behind enemy lines conducting sabotage and guerrilla activities.

The conceptual developments of Operational Groups doctrine, recruitment, command and control, and training for these volunteers are first examined. The teams’ missions are then examined.

The study concludes the concept for Operational Groups was sound, but they were not properly employed as strategic assets, thus not exploiting their capabilities to the fullest. Problems they experienced were mission orders, intelligence, command and control, and air delivery of special operations personnel.

Studying their history is useful to today’s leaders and Special Forces as a means of evaluating special operations support to a theater.

Title:Office Of The Strategic Services Operational Groups In France During World War II, July-October 1944Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 6, 2015Publisher:Lucknow BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786254166

ISBN - 13:9781786254160

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