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UNITED STATES OFFICIAL HISTORY

HISTORICAL WORK IN THE U.S. ARMY 1862-1954

The story, by Stetson Conn, of official American military history. Presented here in four parts (including a bibliography).

Civil War to World War I / World War II / World War II to Korea / Bibliography

U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II

The fightin' historians of World War II, young Turks in tweed, who broke with tradition and gave us the gift of real war history.

The War Department Historical Branch The wartime Branch story by Army historian, Bell Irvin Wiley.

An Adventure in Contemporary History By post-war Chief Historian, Kent Roberts Greenfield, who oversaw The United States Army in World War II.

"Pogue's War"  A review of the published diaries of combat historian, Forrest C. Pogue (author of the Spalding D-Day narrative).

Combat interviews Excerpts from Oral History Techniques and Procedure by Stephen E. Everett.

Marshall attacks! Was he nuts? / The Man Who Shot S.L.A. Marshall  The article by Roger J. Spiller that  unmade a reputation. / The Marshall problem: Untrustworthy history  A War  Chronicle editorial: Is S.L.A. Marshall a perceptive commentator or just a fibbing windbag?

Of related interest, see An Open Letter to the Airborne Community on the History of OPERATION NEPTUNE June 6, 1944 by Randy Hils, USAAF Troop Carrier Historian

GREAT BRITAIN OFFICIAL HISTORY

THE BEGINNING TO WORLD WAR ONE

The First British Official Historians (includes bibliography)

WORLD WAR TWO

History of the Second World War

CANADA OFFICIAL HISTORY

Canadian official histories (includes bibliography)