Название: Army History
Год: 2010 Winter
Издательство: U.S. Army Center of Military History
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Military coalitions invariably join armed forces with distinctive national traditions in a common causc. Mark J. Reardon opens this issue of Army History' with an account of the impact of the decision of then-Lt. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to accept the more aggressive approach of his British naval deputy. Admiral Sir Andrew B. Cunningham, over the recommendations of senior United States admirals on how to secure Oran harbor during the North African landings in November 1942. While the British had had the opportunity to learn from three years of war with Hitler's Germany and two years of occasional military encounters with the Vichy French regime, the operational plan implemented in Oran harbor proved disastrous, particularly for the nearly four hundred men of the 3d Battalion, 6 th Armored Infantry, tasked with seizing port facilities.