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“War is primarily the business of soldiers. Victory is a sign that one military policy has failed and another has prevailed.” (Marshall) as captured from the words of S.L.A. Marshall himself the book Blitzkrieg gives an account of the significant role Germany’s military invasion of Poland. Inside this book it seeks to make understanding, and appreciation Germans military strategy, ““lighting war”- battle of infiltration German industry could not be match by the allies which gave this strategy weight” (Marshall). Covering more on the genesis of Blitzkrieg. The finishing of the war from the opposing force perspective as well as ours. All of this will be done by using a different array of perspective to shine light on to parts of World War Two (WWII) never looked at before. This book is not the primary focus of the overall paper, it will instead act as support. Its main helping with the celerity, on the role of the U.S. and its strategy in WWII, I turn to the book called just that American Strategy in World War II: A Reconsideration by Kent Roberts Greenfield. “A reminder of some of the major strategic decisions of the U.S. and Allies in World War II (WWII) seems appropriate since the momentous events of our days already crowding the memory of that war from the minds even from those who lived through it as adults, not to mention readers for whom it is only history.” (Greenfield). Which brings me to the purpose of this book, its role during this book review is to act as the primary source. To give in a more detail oriented way the facts about the American way of war. Throughout these book I will look in to, elements of the coalition strategy and the, American and British strategy. Focusing more on how they differ from one another.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. (SUN TZU, The Art of War) I open this summary with this quote because it encompass the overall purpose of this book review, which is actually a review of our history. We as Americans are not with our flaws in our system, we are bond to the chains of uniqueness because are policy, laws, regulation, people, places, and things make up a wide variety of differences. All of which drive our reasons for our military strategies at war. With each leader elected a new focus is borne, from the making new weapons to simply improving the ones we already have. Each one have a direct effect on the tactics and standard operating procedures. By the end of this book review I hope to have brought a new face to the American way of war and being able to give an identity to it. Understanding the ever evolving military and national strategy and the effects it’s had over our nation’s history. How by way of applying these strategies how or what type of influences on our passed...

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