The Strategic and Operational Debate Over Operation Anvil: the Allied Invasion of Southern France in August, 1944

The Strategic and Operational Debate Over Operation Anvil: the Allied Invasion of Southern France in August, 1944

Date: May 2013
Creator: Zinsou, Cameron
Description: In August, 1944, the Allies embarked on one of the "two supreme operations of 1944," Operation Anvil/Dragoon. It is an operation that almost did not happen. Envisioned as a direct supporting operation of Overlord, Anvil soon ran into troubles. Other operations taking away resources away from Anvil in addition to opposition from the highest levels of Allied command threatened Anvil. This thesis chronicles the evolution of this debate, as well as shed light on one of the most overlooked and successful operations the Allies embarked on in World War II.
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Newsmap. Monday, June 21, 1943 : week of June 10 to June 17, 197th week of the war, 79th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, June 21, 1943 : week of June 10 to June 17, 197th week of the war, 79th week of U.S. participation

Date: June 21, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Mediterranean, Russia, Western Europe, Southwest Pacific, Submarines. Maps show the Mediterranean arena; New Guinea and northern Australia. Photographs: Thousands of gas shells at the ready in an American arsenal; Nazi Junkers 52 trimotor transports attempt to evacuate supplies to the European mainland from Tunisia. Back: Text and illustrations highlight possible diseases in the tropics and ways to avoid becoming ill. Discusses malaria, dysentery, and skin diseases.
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Newsmap. Monday, May 24, 1943 : week of May 13 to May 20, 193rd week of the war, 75th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, May 24, 1943 : week of May 13 to May 20, 193rd week of the war, 75th week of U.S. participation

Date: May 24, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Attu, Wake Island, Southwest Pacific, Russia, China-Burma, Air offensive. Large world map is keyed to text and shows United Nations Axis and Axis occupied areas, countries with Axis relations broken, and neutral countries. Additional maps: Mediterranean Sea; Areas held by Japan in the Kurile and Aleutian Islands. Inset map: Attu Island. Photographs: Mass production methods in the southwest Pacific mimic those of Detroit; Red Stars mark Soviet Air Force planes made in America; Nazis frisk Yugoslav peasants accused of guerilla activities Back: The not-so-soft underside [African victory].
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Newsmap. Monday, May 31, 1943 : week of May 20 to May 27, 194th week of the war, 76th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, May 31, 1943 : week of May 20 to May 27, 194th week of the war, 76th week of U.S. participation

Date: May 31, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Aleutians, Western Europe, Mediterranean, Russia, Southwest Pacific. Map: Shows military activity in western Europe during the week of May 10 to May 27, 1943. Inset maps: Aleutians, Present fighting area in Attu. Photographs: Images of a Grumman "Wildcat" fighter plane taken from the escort carrier, U.S.S. Altamaha. Illustration: Advance on Attu. Back: You can crack that tank! Text and illustrations show how an infantryman can defend against an enemy tank.
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Newsmap. Monday, September 21, 1942 : week of September 11 to September 18

Newsmap. Monday, September 21, 1942 : week of September 11 to September 18

Date: September 21, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Madagascar, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Aleutians, Far Eastern waters, Midway, China, West Coast, Western Europe, Mediterranean. Large map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show: Madagascar; Russian front (southern sectors), Madagascar in Africa Includes photographs: Night falls in North Africa; Stinger [twin machine-gun]; It was "impossible" [Capt. Edward Ellsberg's sub salvage work]; Blimps hunt subs. Back: Somewhere in Alaska. 13 photographs are captioned. Text headlined: Alaska's Defenders Go Underground. Includes map labeled: Still Our Northern Frontier.
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Newsmap. Monday, August 31, 1942 : week of August 21 to August 28

Newsmap. Monday, August 31, 1942 : week of August 21 to August 28

Date: August 31, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course
Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: New phase, Solomon Islands, Gilbert Islands, East Indies, China, Burma, Russia, Iraq and Iran, Mediterranean, Western Europe, Brazil. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Battle for the Hangchow-Nanchang Railway; Southern Russia. Includes photographs: A Maori's best friend; Dive bomber tail brake; Vought-Sikorsky helicopter; Back from Dieppe; The run to Malta; Airborne command lands.
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Newsmap. Monday, October 5, 1942 : week of September 25 to October 2

Newsmap. Monday, October 5, 1942 : week of September 25 to October 2

Date: October 5, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, New Guinea, Solomons, Aleutians, China, Madagascar, Shipping, Mediterranean. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show South Russia, New Guinea, Target in Europe with inset of Industrial areas bombed in the Ruhr Valley. Includes photographs: WAFS report for duty, Armored "super jeep", South of Bengazi, Tank landing, "Guiding plane back home to roost". Back: Training (Action! -- Solomons -- Landing operations -- Europe). 21 photographs accompanied by descriptive and explanatory text.
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Newsmap. Monday, July 6, 1942 : week of June 26 to July 2

Newsmap. Monday, July 6, 1942 : week of June 26 to July 2

Date: July 6, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts including Midway, Western Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southwest Pacific, Mediterranean, China, and Jugoslavia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes two inset maps: "Rommel drives east for Suez"; Nazi-Russian battles near Kursk. Photographs: Saboteurs' weapons, Port of embarkation, Allied leaders in the Middle East [Major Gen. Russell L. Maxwell, General Sir Claude Auchinleck], Armoured observation car, U.S. Army troops in shadow of the pyramids; British mechanized unit salvages a disabled tank; Blocking Nazi tanks;"Production hits its stride". Back: Poster features photographs of British weapons.
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Newsmap. Monday, November 23, 1942 : week of November 13 to November 20

Newsmap. Monday, November 23, 1942 : week of November 13 to November 20

Date: November 23, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Mediterranean, Tunisia, Libya, Lake Chad, Italy, Solomons, New Guinea, Russia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps: the Advance on Buna; North Africa. Photographs: New Guinea; Welcome to North Africa; Scene in Libya; North Africa: the march westward Back: Life saver #2 : winning friends - helping people. Text and photographs highlight the importance of training soldiers to interact successfully with local cultures.
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Newsmap. Monday, October 26, 1942 : week of October 16 to October 23

Newsmap. Monday, October 26, 1942 : week of October 16 to October 23

Date: October 26, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Solomons -- New Guinea -- Aleutians -- Russia -- Shipping -- Mediterranean -- Yugoslavia -- Western Europe. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Southwest Pacific -- Stalingrad. Includes photographs: Airport on Guadalcanal Island -- Somewhere in India [field artillery pieces and Gen. Stillwell's troops wearing German-type coal scuttle helmet] -- Supplies for Russia [Arctic convoy attacked by enemy torpedo planes and U boats] -- Freight cars with wings. Back: Foxholes are Lifesavers. 9 photographs show details of foxhole construction. Text describes advantages and proper use of foxholes in combat.
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