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By David Rigby

Calling the mixed Chiefs of employees the glue that held the British-American alliance jointly in international battle II, David Rigby describes the important contributions to Allied victory made through the association, which drew its individuals from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of employees, the British Chiefs of employees Committee, and the British Joint employees project. Readers get an exceptional realizing of the personalities concerned and insights into the relationships among the Chiefs and Allied theater commanders. The position of the mixed Chiefs in financial mobilization and the sour inter-Allied strategic debates are totally tested. specified info can be given in regards to the Casablanca convention and the Chiefs' usually hugely contentious conferences in Washington. The publication supplies the mixed Chiefs what they've got lengthy deserved--a booklet now not weighted in the direction of the american citizens or the British and never strictly naval, military, or air orientated, yet mixed in a world in addition to an inter-service demeanour.

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We gave up the idea. Some tried it all the same, but none made it. Meanwhile it was clear to us all that every man of us who survived had to reckon with being made a prisoner of the Russians, but it was never spoken of openly. We could all remember the dreadful sight of the endless columns of half-starved, apathetic, resigned Russian prisoners of war, and none of us could or would imagine the tables being turned on us like that. Meanwhile the Pocket had been divided up into three parts. We had no airfields any longer and accordingly no line of supply.

Every minor retreat could have dire consequences for the entire Division. Because the supply routes were interrupted, we were short of fuel and ammunition: transport aircraft dropped bomb casings full of provisions. It was not possible to bring the wounded back from the collection point at the main dressing station and so they remained under enemy fire. Even convoys with panzer protection could not force a way through to the west. 3. Lieutenant-General Hans Valentin Hube (b. Naumburg, 29 October 1890, d.

When a vehicle appeared I dragged myself on to the roadway, forcing it to stop: it was an anti-aircraft signals truck. The squad leader, a sergeant, brought me to the nearest airfield. The crowd here was unimaginable! My hopes sank to zero. Next morning an aircraft came: at gunpoint the crew stopped the machine from being stormed. As a wounded man unable to walk I had the great fortune to secure a place and be flown out. 26 1900 Survivors of...... pp i-xxii,1-266:- 6/8/14 05:34 Page 27 AN IMPRESSIVE EXPERIENCE A little later our machine landed on a military air strip.

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