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The Chief's Corner

HaroLd W.

Ntlson

World War II commcmoralioo .:Uvilks are gu

rering many

iIlI

pa!lslhrough lhc fiftieth

anniversary of Pearl ilamor. Here a! lhc Center of Mili!ary His!Of)' and in Orft«5 and museums thmugh OUI lhc system. !heK activitil:$ = seen 1.'1 I mLxtd blessint. A long 1i51 of wks \II\l'elated !O Wond War 11 still !O be performed, very few addl!1onal resoul'CC!l Mil: avaiLable.;rod I! Kerns as If we eannc:u possiblymcc! IICwdemands. Yet we know World War II Indy was a!uming paiN In ournalloo'S hiStOf)'. 'The

demands frum

and units tuving I heri!lge: in

the war and our own continued Lmell$l in \he period compel us to play an OICIive mle. SOmeoflhcCenlCr's ....ork ovCflt\e past two y.:arJ; heen aimed 8t making it easier fur all of us 10 meet the need ror &OO<l. uublc lUstOf)' of Ihe Army In World War" in the coming

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Keeping existing booIr.sln print is a bil polin ofour prQgr;tm. M:IIlY of \he "Green Rooks" are Still unsur· p;me<j as I sunlnl poLm for serious researcll ()Il Wond war 11 i1Ubj'CdS. AlL volumes are ivaibbk. and we h.:tvc just published I spcI.:ial Wond War 11 COm metnOr:llivc Edition of IIIIr calalog so thai everyone

can get \he nca:ssary onlcrini: infonnallon. We are also publishing an updaled

npcr.ulons in SOuthern Frana::. 1944-4S. It joins Dr. Gl1Illam Cosmas lIld Dr. Alben Co....drey·s Mtdiru/ Strvlce Support if! EurQ{Jtu" Tlttll/tr of rimu to complete the Green Book S/:rin. S.1VCfor one more possible volume. Two new small monognphs an: .bo .imed It the World War 11 audience. Dr. CIlarin Kir\patrick', Wrin"g rM ViCW )' Pllll! of

1941 and Dr. O,ri,

Tht CIIQ Mll"tUVUJ of

194/ !cll imponartt S!orics that intercst wide audl

We also have In preparation. beinl edi!ed by Dr. Oa)'lon UurK, Jom OtIly's manu!iCr\pI on indus trial plan! Kizurcs.:tnd Dr. David HOlan', mono&11Iph ··U.S. Arm y Special Opel1ltions in World warn." ctlCeIj.

In November our "Bailie Streamer" IXlmphklS

bcganlDappear. e MH planstopul>1ish apamphlet for neh Work! Wull theArmy nag.describ ing \he strategk: slcuatlon at tile lxgirWling of the campaign. the plans and activities of Anny unit5 tNt won l/Ie streamer, and tile situaJion!lut evolved as I re!IiUll of their initiativCll. Today's can these pamphkt5 for omccr profcssional development. fo cusi"g on theirunilS her\lageorSiudyinc campaigns of

interest. Ve!eI1lll', glOOps will aLso be able to uS/: relevant pamphlelS In 1hcir c:dUC'lion pmgr.un•.

'The Anny is tile Dl:pltrtmcnt oflJefen.o;e ExeCll1;ve

10 !he Green Books. This provides. summary and topical listing for e.:h volume along wilh an in<kK.

Sino.: the IDn& shelf of lhkk green volumes is somc times 11It1-.:r fOfbidding !O hegirvting students. the

Reader' 4(juldt can helpthem take inilial Steps. Those of us who an: more familiar with thc series find the Culdt uS/:fulID help (rack $pccifie tOpics in related

The e:lllalng ListS reprints of all AmcrKan Fora:s in Acuon monogl1lphs. lllese an: oper.diDNI hl$torics wriuen by field hi5lorians during the wu. Mos! Mve

Agenl for World War" Commemoration and has appoLrued Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Claude M. Kltklighlet 10 head !./Ie elTon. Much ofhis !cam's wort: will beaimcd at c:d\lClliM. 50 lhi: products I h;tve O\itlincd here should COIltriho.ne 10 tile proGmIl's SUCUU. Anny Art is heavily involved in one: Dr the higgest events in tile DOO protmll-a show opening in San Anto nio on Do.:ccmbcr 7111 thai win Ialcr pass thlOOgh presidential libnries befo«: cimini al the National

Archives. corpor:ue

The

kvel of military. communily. and

fot Ihis kickoff event

impres·

all of their maps bound in tile volume.

e .J:.,

sive. but I predlc! thar many eomm;md

and

Ural!

In: shipped in I slirinll:·wrap padl&C

mUKum CUI1l!on will r,nd thcmKlves caughl up In

wilh maps. In eyCl)l cas(; the fine maps = an Impor tant rnson for usin, tllCSe boob aJonpJde laler commercIal vo umes that often I.:k adequate graph

similarly

procrams in thc coming years.

We will all MVC. chance 10 gel lngetl1cr 10 lalk iIbou! our progress and problems at !./Ie COnference of

ics.

Army

hen: in Washington. 7·1 1June 1992

and editors have been busy sup paninl the produclion of new books. Or. leffClar\e and Mr. Roben Ross Smilh literally fill • gap with RMuu /0 lite Rhillt-thc long·awailed voLumc on

(for confereree delails. .!ICC p. Jj of this

'The

are I.\$Cmbliol:' fine program, so I know III of us wiLl benefit from a!tending. lIld 11001< forwmllO seeing you thcre.

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