Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Harl A. Dalstrom

Second Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett


When the United States entered the Second World War General Bernard L. Montgomery of Great Britain believed the war in Europe could be concluded by the end of 1944. He maintained this view during the ensuing months and in August 1944 recognized an opportunity to end the war in accordance with his timetable. His plan, which called for a narrow front approach to Berlin, was refuted in favor of the previously planned broad front approach of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The conduct of the campaign in northwestern Europe under the broad front approach versus the narrow front has remained a subject of controversy since that time.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1973 Bobbie G. Pedigo

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