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'An Unknown Future and a Doubtful Present: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941'

By The Cove August 31, 2018


 

'A staff officer's work is by necessity unsung, however, at certain points throughout history it can be seminal. Over a three-month period before the US entered the conflict, Major Albert Wedemeyer wrote the US Army Victory Plan for the Second World War.'

In this short blog via The Land Power Forum, Duncan Foster reviews the book 'An Unknown Future and a Doubtful Present: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941'. The book covers the work of then Major Albert C. Wedemeyer, the principal author of the Victory Plan, which was the 14-page piece of staff work that was used to plan the US involvement in the Second World War.

Duncan gives the book a very strong recommendation for its valuable insights on the planning and conduct of the highest level of strategy.

Copies of 'An Unknown Future and a Doubtful Present: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941' are available from the Defence Library Service


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