Units and Organizations

Making the Difficult Routine

Making the Difficult Routine

US Army Task Organization at the Army and Corps Level in Europe, 1944

By Lieutenant Colonel Brian C. North

148 Pages

Published: 2016

Lieutenant Colonel Brian North’s Making the Difficult Routine offers new insights into this history. His study examines US Army forces in northwest Europe in the summer and fall of 1944, focusing on the striking number of changes in task organization at the corps and army levels made in this period of intense combat. After D-Day, as the Allied front moved east and broadened, American commanders had to find ways of reorganizing to accommodate newly arrived units and a constantly changing battlefield. North argues convincingly that the ability to make these changes was a critical element in the US Army’s combat effectiveness.

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