1940-41 Buildup of U.S. Army

In September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than 200,000 men. Yet by the time of the Japanese… read more

In September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than 200,000 men. Yet by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, this army would grow in size tenfold and see the rise of future military leaders such as George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, and George S. Patton. Paul Dickson, author of The Rise of the G.I. Army, explained how this transformation occurred and the impact it had on future wars. Heritage Frederick hosted this discussion and provided the video. close

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1940-41 Buildup of U.S. Army

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Program ID:
475413-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Frederick, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Sep 19, 2020 | 11:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 26, 2020 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 19, 2020 | 11:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 20, 2020 | 5:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 21, 2020 | 3:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 26, 2020 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3