Triumph of the Null: Structure and Conflict in the Command of German Land Forces, 1939-1945

  title={Triumph of the Null: Structure and Conflict in the Command of German Land Forces, 1939-1945},
  author={Geoffrey P. Megargee},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={60 - 80}
On 8 October 1943, the Organization Branch of the German Army General Staff officially confirmed a remarkable division of responsibilities within the High Command.1 The branch published a notice stating that the Chief of the General Staff was responsible only for the Field Army's operations in the east. Operations in the other theatres west, north, south and south-east were under the control of the Armed Forces Operations Staff, an element of the Armed Forces High Command.2 In other words, the… 
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