Perry, Mark
February 2009
Military History;Feb/Mar2009, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p50
The article reports on the largest mass training maneuvers undertaken by the U.S. Army between 1941 and 1942. The mock battles of what became known as the Louisiana Maneuvers had one purpose, to prepare U.S. soldiers for the war that has already begun in Europe and was threatening to spread around the world. Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall believed U.S. soldiers were as courageous as any German or Japanese soldier, buy they lacked sufficient training and combat experience.


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