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Dodge Commission

A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It ...

Dodge Commission

Dodge Commission   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... Commission a body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War ( 1898 ). It was headed by Maj. Gen. Grenville Dodge , and its main conclusions were that lack of preparedness and bureaucratic inefficiency were to blame for supply shortages and failure to contain the outbreak of...

Dodge Commission

Dodge Commission  

A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It was ...
Spanish‐American War

Spanish‐American War (1898)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

...that was completed in 1946 . Although the United States triumphed during the Spanish‐American War, inefficiency, waste, and even scandal characterized the army's mobilization efforts, especially the supplying of troops. Widely investigated by the newspapers and the Dodge Commission, appointed by the McKinley administration, these problems prompted calls for a restructuring of the War Department and reconsideration of the relationship between the regular army and the National Guard. During the tenure of Secretary of War Elihu Root , a series of reforms...

Churchill as war leader

Churchill as war leader   Reference library

John Gooch

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

...in August 1941 when the two leaders met at Placentia Bay , Newfoundland, and signed the Atlantic Charter . Churchill regarded the charter, which was cast in general terms, as an interim statement of war aims; more cynically, one member of his government saw it as ‘mainly a dodge to get the US a little bit further into the war’. As part of his scheme to entangle the USA in a de facto military partnership, Churchill was prepared to cede the Pacific to America, thereby virtually handing over Britain's Far Eastern policy. Given the calls on the UK's meagre...

USA

USA   Reference library

David M. Kennedy, D'Ann Campbell, Richard Jensen, Richard Chapman, D'Ann Campbell, Richard Jensen, I. C. B. Dear, Shelby Stanton, David M. Kennedy, Jeffrey J. Safford, and Clayton R. Koppes

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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...car production suspended for the duration, the great automobile companies retooled radically. They converted their old assembly lines to make aircraft and tank gear, and the government built new plants for them, such as Ford's gigantic Willow Run bomber plant or the even larger Dodge engine plant in Chicago. The rifles, cannon, shells, and ammunition for the forces were made primarily in government arsenals. Located typically in small towns known to have a surplus of labour, they employed 486,000 workers in 1943 , as against 22,000 in 1940 . Shipyards...

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