|Marshall's Strategic Concept (Yank Magazine, 1945)|
An excerpt from General Marshall's introductory essay to his 1945 Biennial Report for U.S. Secretary of War Henry Stimson concerning the progress and general status of the American Army through the period beginning on July 31, 1943 through June 30, 1945.
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General Marshall on the Atomic Bomb (Yank Magazine, 1945)
"The tremendous military advantage of this terrifying weapon fell to us through a combination of good luck, good management and prodigious effort. The harnessing of atomic power should give Americans confidence in their destiny..."
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*Assorted Color Footage of Atomic Mushroom Clouds*
A German Advantage in the War
The Chief of Staff's 1945 report concerning the U.S. Army's progress and set-backs during the course of the war mentioned one element:
"in which the German Army held an advantage almost to the end of the war. The first was the triple-threat 88-mm [field gun] which our troops first encountered in North Africa..."
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Another German Advantage (Yank Magazine, 1945)
General Marshall's post-war report remarked on one clear advantage that the German Army was priveleged to exploit again and again throughout the war:
The German ammunition was charged with smokeless, flashless powder which in both night and day fighting helped the enemy tremendously in concealing his fire positions."