Smith, Walter Bedell
June 1946
Saturday Evening Post;6/15/1946, Vol. 218 Issue 50, p18
The article discusses the blunders committed by the High Command of the German army which contributed to the German defeat from allied forces during World War II. The failure of German military leaders to assess the strength of the allied of invasion of France contributed to their downfall together with the overwhelming strength of allied forces and weapons. Allied military commanders also outplayed the German field commanders and the German General Staff at their own game.


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