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  Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
General Dwight Eisenhower was in command of SHAEF throughout its existence.
At that point, Montgomery ceased to command all land forces, but continued as Commander in Chief of the British 21st Army Group (21 AG) on the eastern wing of the Normandy bridgehead and the American 12th Army Group (12 AG) commanded by Lieutenant General Omar Bradley was on the western wing of the bridgehead.
SHAEF commanded the largest number of American formations ever committed to one operation, along with substantial Free French, British and Canadian Army forces.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: SHAEF
SHAEF was created in December 1943 when Eisenhower was recalled from the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations to the United Kingdom.
SHAEF also controlled substantial naval forces during Operation Neptune, the assault phase of Overlord, and two tactical air forces (Ninth Air Force and Second Tactical Air Force).
SHAEF was the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, the command headquarters of the commander of Allied forces in North West Europe in 1944 and 1945.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/SHAEF   (599 words)

 Chapter IV: The Supreme Command
SHAEF's concern would be with OVERLORD, the invasion and drive into Germany, although the RANKIN conditions, a sudden partial or complete German collapse, could not be put entirely out of mind.
SHAEF would command the assault on Hitler's "Fortress Europe" and be the executive organ for establishing the occupation.
SHAEF would retain a small civil affairs section, "possibly to be designated G-5." Lumley would head it but would have to lie supported "by a deputy.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/Occ-GY/ch04.htm   (4432 words)

 SHAEF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
SHAEF was the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary the command headquarters of the commander of forces in North West Europe in 1944 1945.
SHAEF was created in December 1943 when was recalled from the Mediterranean Theatre of to the United Kingdom.
SHAEF remained in the United Kingdom until forces were ashore to merit its transfer France.
www.freeglossary.com /SHAEF   (686 words)

 Army group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example in 1944–45 during the Second World War, the Southern Group of Armies (U.S. 6th Army Group) was comprised of the US Seventh Army and the French First Army; and Montgomery's 21st Army Group was comprised of the British Second Army, the Canadian First Army, and the US Ninth Army.
Under SHAEF, headed by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the elaborate activities of planning, supply, training, and military-diplomatic consultation went forward to prepare for the forthcoming invasion.
The staff organization in SHAEF was headed by the Chief of Staff and had as an important officer the Secretary of the General Staff.
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 Chapter XV: The Victory Sealed
SHAEF had included the EAC surrender instrument in the ECLIPSE plans and had assumed it was the document the Germans would sign if they signed one at all, which by the time jodl arrived had begun to seem unlikely.
SHAEF had sent drafts of the Act of Military Surrender to Washington, London, and Moscow on 6 May and received reactions from Churchill and Winant before the signing but not from Washington or Moscow.
Eisenhower made a strong case for keeping SHAEF until the forces were redisposed in their national zones and the Control Council was operating effectively-which, his staff predicted, would take at least three months.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/other/us-army_germany_1944-46_ch15.htm   (4444 words)

 Chapter V: SHAEF's New Missions
From Slash 100, SHAEF derived both the requirement for and the limits of its participation in the occupation of Germany.
SHAEF, he said, was beginning to plan for military government in Germany, recognizing that its direct concern was only with the first phase, but such SHAEF decisions could affect the whole occupation machinery.
The JCS, therefore, agreed that SHAEF would most likely have to establish military government in Germany and maintain it for what "could be considerable length of time" after the capitulation.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/Occ-GY/ch05.htm   (4146 words)

 The Unknown Patton Chapter Six (Shaef's Three Major Errors)
First, SHAEF claimed that the British had "heavily sewn the Falaise area with time bombs." Secondly, Bradley claimed that he not only feared a head on collision of the British and Americans, he also was worried that the fleeing Germans might "trample" the Third Army in it's rush to escape.
One of Eisenhower's problems was that his SHAEF headquarters was located at Granville, near Cherbourg, a distance of 400 miles from the battle front.
As early as December 12, 1944, Koch had begun preparing and transmitting reports to SHAEF regarding what he considered to be a dangerous buildup of Germans east of the 1st Army's 8th Corps.
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 Staff Report: Chapter IV
SHAEF policies reflected the fact that the Army did not have the time, manpower, or resources to perform detailed inspections of caches recovered during active military operations.
SHAEF acknowledged that MFAandA officers could not possibly inspect and protect large numbers of small repositories in forward areas, and that, at least initially, the Army lacked sufficient transportation resources to move the art to safer locations.
SHAEF ordered the Army Groups to report by June 1, 1945 the buildings they had selected to serve as central repositories and the dates that concentration and inventories would be completed.
www.pcha.gov /PlunderRestitution.html/html/StaffChapter4.html   (17576 words)

 Saving Private Ryan: SHAEF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
SHAEF, led by supreme commander Major General Dwight Eisenhower, was the organization that developed Operation Overlord.
SHAEF was established on February 13, 1944, and later, following the German surrender on May 9,1945, disbanded on July 15, 1945.
SHAEF is mentioned during the War Department scene when the fates of the Ryan brothers are being discussed.
www.sproe.com /s/shaef.html   (163 words)

 National Redoubt - InformationBlast
Some Germans expected that the Soviets and the western powers would soon come to blows when their armies met in the centre of Germany, and believed that if there was still a German government functioning in the south it could come to terms with one side or the other.
SHAEF received reports that German military, government and Nazi Party offices and their staffs were leaving Berlin for the area around Berchtesgaden, the site of Hitler's retreat in the Bavarian Alps.
But while it persisted, this legend of the Redoubt was too ominous a threat to be ignored." SHAEF nominated concern about the Redoubt as one of three reasons the Allies decided to shift their main thrust away from Berlin to Southern Germany in April 1945.
www.informationblast.com /National_Redoubt.html   (988 words)

 NARA - Military Agency Records - Military Agency Records RG 331
SHAEF was located at London until August 1944; at Versailles, France, August 1944-May 1945; and at Frankfurt, Germany, May-July 1945.
On July 14, 1945, SHAEF was discontinued, and its civil-affairs and military-government functions were assumed by the Allied Group Control Council, in Berlin.
During 1944-1945 operated SHAEF Missions that were established in liberated nations to represent the Supreme Allied Commander and to maintain contact with these countries without interfering with military operations.
www.archives.gov /research/holocaust/finding-aid/military/rg-331.html   (564 words)

To advise the SHAEF G-5 Supply Branch as to the requirements of the civil population regarding medical, sanitary and food supplies in the interest of military operations, including quantities, kinds, and the times and places at which needed.
From the records, it is evident that G-5 SHAEF alone could not have handled its supply problems, and that the planning had been wise, allowing for valuable liaison between G-5 SHAEF and the Office of the Chief Surgeon, ETOUSA, and the medical establishments of armies, army groups, and communications zones.
The Missions were destined to serve as liaison bodies between the national governments of the liberated countries and the Allied military authorities so that each might help the other to the extent that their common interests required in the prosecution of the war and in works of rehabilitation.
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/wwii/civilaffairs/chapter12.htm   (9813 words)

During the period between the liberation of Paris on 25-28 August 1944 and the middle of December, the Allied armies advanced to the northern and eastern borders of Belgium and France and were in the early stages of the planned alinement along the western bank of the Rhine.
The SHAEF Mission to France, and the Mission to Luxembourg in the first phase of its deployment, were under the immediate command of ETOUSA; the others were under the British 21 Army Group.
On 15 September 1944, the SHAEF Mission to Belgium was established under the command of the 21 Army Group with Maj. Gen.
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/wwii/civilaffairs/chapter13.htm   (17363 words)

 Shaef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Start the Shaef article or add a request for it.
Look for "Shaef" in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for "Shaef" in the Wikimedia Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/shaef   (164 words)

 European Theater of Operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
From February 1944 the operational command was the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) which as an Allied command also had operational control of British and all other allied land forces and tactical airforces in the European theatre.
From February 1944, SHAEF was the operational command and ETOUSA administrative command.
Until SHAEF was operational ETOUSA liaised closely with the British in the planning and organising of Operation Overlord.
www.tocatch.info /en/European_Theater_of_Operations.htm   (870 words)

 The SHAEF units   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
End of September 1944, SHAEF asked for another six fuseliers battalions.
In November 1944, SHAEF foresaw that the War would continue until 1945 and that subsequently the 18.000 Belgian troops
On December 1, 1944 a second agreement Belgian Government - SHAEF was signed.
www.belgianbadges4046.be /shaef.htm   (355 words)

G2 at Army or SHAEF levels were very slow in sending their accumulated data to their field companies.
The other resources that G2 Army and SHAEF Headquarters relied upon were not working due to bad weather, bad assumptions, and radio silence in all but the Sixth SS Army sector.
Had First Army and SHAEF received and accepted the 114th report, there was time from the 11th to the 16th of December to blunt the attack.
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 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower remained in command of the Allied forces through the unconditional surrender given to him by General Alfred Jodl at the SHAEF headquarters in Rheims.
Eisenhower was delighted when in December the CCS ordered him to leave Italy and go to London to take command of the forces gathering in England for the invasion of France.
When Eisenhower took over Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), he found himself in command of the largest single undertaking ever attempted by man. The entire course of the war would likely turn on the success or failure of Operation Overlord.
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 NARA - Guide to Federal Records - Records of Allied Operational and Occupation Headquarters, World War II
SHAEF incorporated the records and some personnel of a predecessor Allied staff, COSSAC (the acronym for Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander, a position held by British Lt. Gen.
Microfilm copies of records relating to personnel, consisting of correspondence relating to officers of SHAEF and of the European Theater of Operations (decimal 201), 1944 (4 rolls); and a roster of officers serving in the European Theater of Operations, May 13, 1944 (1 roll).
Textual Records: Records of SHAEF Mission (Belgium and Luxembourg), consisting of a microfilm copy of subject-numeric correspondence of the G-1, G-3, G-4, and G-5 Divisions, 1944-45 (12 rolls); and biweekly reports ("Fortnightly Progress Reports") on Belgium, October 1944-July 1945, and on Luxembourg, May-June 1945.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The demand for switchboard operators and typists remained so high that in 1944 two classes of approximately forty-five women each were recruited within the theater and received three weeks of basic training in England.
SHAEF staff members compiled files on individual German officers containing information on their education, family, hobbies, and length of service.
During this period the SHAEF compound located in Bushey Park near Kingston on the Thames River came under hostile fire.
www.scc.rutgers.edu /njh/WW2/ww2women/wacoverseas.htm   (2288 words)

 British SHAEF Association
It was a grand day during the observance of the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth June 4, 2004 for the British SHAEF Association.
In contrast with the celebration, this was a say day for the Association as well as at its annual general meeting is was "with great reluctance" decided to disband.
The SHAEF Standard was carried proudly by Arthur Thomas (SHAEF Committee member & Royal Signals) in the front rank of the March Past H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and was the only standard to be described in detail by the B.B.C. commentator.
www.shaef.org /brit.html   (177 words)

 Welcome to the Principality of Sealand - The official website of the Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
SHAEF is the acronym for Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, the supreme command Allied Forces during the Second World War headed by the USA.
The SHAEF Legislation and all other regulations and rulings according to occupation law at the end of World War II are still valid for all Germans.
SHAEF Proclamation No. 1 of the USA, all Germans are under the advice, control and legislative power of the SHAEF Legislator USA”).
www.sealand-businessclub.info /hotstuff/shaef_e.html   (1038 words)

 D-Day: A Radio Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
While over time some information not released officially would be broadcast, if the networks wanted to stay in touch with the official word describing what was occurring, they needed to stay on the good side of the Allied communications organization.
Until something came from SHAEF it was not considered official.
Additionally, the pool reporters operated out of SHAEF in the beginning and would return there to get access to facilities to file reports for all the reporting agencies.
www.otr.com /dday_communique.html   (218 words)

 Standard Allied Safe Conduct Passes of WWII
As we mentioned earlier, once SHAEF designed a standard leaflet to be used by all forces, the Army Group was prohibited from printing and disseminating such leaflets.
The general appearance and color of the parody is the same as the red SHAEF leaflet.
In October 1944, it was officially reported that 77% of prisoners taken by the Allies had read one or more of the leaflets…About 80% of the prisoners taken on the Brest peninsula had leaflets in their Possession.
www.psywarrior.com /GermanSCP.html   (2183 words)

 Go2War2.nl - SHAEF
Het was de taak van deze sectie om plannen uit te werken die de vooropgestelde doelen moesten kunnen verwezenlijken en met welke eenheden dit dan moest gebeuren.
De commandant van het hoofdkwartier van SHAEF was Colonel Robert O. Brown met als plaatsvervanger Major H.J. Rothwell.
Onder zijn commando vielen bijvoorbeeld de militaire politie die aan het SHAEF hoofdkwartier was toegewezen.
www.go2war2.nl /artikel/548/2   (1116 words)

 Normandy Battlefield Tours - Normandy Today
There was SHAEF in England and a small Tactical HQ in Normandy.
In the fall SHAEF HQ moved to the Paris suburb, Versailles, into the Trianon Palace Hotel on the grounds of the Versailles Palace.
Rumors that German parachutists had landed to assassinate the general abounded so the area was screened off with an armored division that subsequently also restricted the general's movements to the forward field headquarters for direct liaison with his commanders.
www.normandybattlefields.com /normandy_today.htm   (878 words)

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