By Nicholas Michael, Gerry Embleton
King John the nice of France used to be captured via the English on the conflict of Poitiers in 1356; his 14-year-old son Philip fought valiantly through his facet till the sour finish, and once he used to be able to achieve this, King John rewarded his son's braveness and devotion through designating him Duke of Burgundy, a name that unintentionally had simply develop into extinct. Philip was once the 1st of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and this interesting textual content by way of Nicholas Michael examines the functioning and organization of the Burgundian armies from the start of his reign till the time of the final of the Valois Dukes; Charles the daring.
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21 WD Cir 59, 2 Mar 42, sub: WD Reorgn. Three commands were established: the Army Ground Forces (AGF), the Army Air Forces (AAF), and the SOS, renamed a year later the Army Service Forces (ASF). 22 (1) AR 30-1190, 12 Dec 41, sub: Oversea Mvmt of Orgns and Casuals. (2) AR 30-930, 6 Nov 30, sub: Trans of Troops. (3) Rpt, 30 Nov 45, sub: Rpt of 23 Memo, Col T. N. Dillon, OQMG, for Brig Gen CofT ASF WW II, pp. 17-18. Brehon B. Somervell, ACofS G-4, 4 Feb 42, sub: Trans Orgn. 24 (1) Maj Gen C. P. Gross, CofT, "The Transportation Corps—Its Organization and Major Functions," QMR, XXIII (January-February 1944), 19ff.
Policies stemming from such a decentralized system were obviously at sharp variance with those of centralized operations which carried over into the emergency period. The planners were further handicapped in carrying out their policies since procurement plans were intended to be put into effect on an M Day (Mobilization Day) which never came. Instead a wholly unanticipated, prolonged emergency period occurred, with the result that the plans were held in abeyance and operating personnel met the day-to-day problems by using established peacetime procedures.
Within three weeks after the formation of the SOS, the OQMG was reorganized on a functional basis. There was little time for prolonged discussion. 43 On 31 March the OQMG issued Office Order 84, which became the blueprint for organization and responsibilities throughout the war. In the fiveday interval division chiefs had prepared organization charts and functional statements for their respective divisions, including each branch and section involved. This mass of data was turned over to the newly formed administrative control staff to be drafted into Office Order 84.
Armies Of Medieval Burgundy (1364-1477) by Nicholas Michael, Gerry Embleton