Planning For War
The logistics of sending combat troops into battle
Sending combat troops into battle during World War II required significant planning, and documents from the war can tell us a lot about how military leadership approached the strategy. Learn about planning during the war, and hear Dr. Christopher Hamner, associate professor at George Mason University and part of ABMC's Understanding Sacrifice program, analyze some of these real-life examples that were used during the war.
- Downfall: Strategic plan for operations in the Japanese Archipelago, 1945 Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library
- Memorandum for the Chief of Staff: "Amplifying Comments on Planners' Paper for Presentation to the President," 1945 Internet Archive
- Activity: 20,000 Miles a Month – To Ensure Victory American Battle Monuments Commission
- Activity: Operation Invasion: Reaching the Japanese Mainland American Battle Monuments Commission
- Know Your Enemy: Japan, 1944 National Archives and Records Administration (111-OF-10)