Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Eisenhower’s Guerrillas - Benjamin Jones
This review was published in Soldier Magazine.
Title: Eisenhower’s Guerrillas
Author: Benjamin Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is a fascinating book on the nature of the asymmetric warfare undertaken in the months and years leading up to the invasion of mainland Europe by Allied forces. It highlights clearly the challenges surrounding this form of operation including: the effects of multiple organizations with different goals trying to operate in the same region (the politics of resistance), the significant obstacles to logistically supporting these personnel and the subsequent impact on their efficacy and the effectiveness of the Germans at countering the Allied efforts (and how it changed as the war progressed). Worth a read.