This paper examines the role of Major General Everett S. Hughes during World War II. While Hughes has often been quoted in biographies of Dwight D. Eisenhower or George S. Patton Jr. this is the first work to exclusively examine Hughes' contribution to the Allied victory in World War II. The paper argues that Hughes played an important part throughout the war, both in his ability to solve numerous problems and his influence with Eisenhower. It also examines topics such as Hughes' work with the Women's Army Corps, his friendship with Patton, the relationship between Eisenhower and his driver Kay Summersby, along with many other issues afflicting the Allied high command. Finally, this paper argues that Hughes' influence in Eisenhower's Headquarters needs to be taken seriously by those trying to understand the decisions of the U.S. military leadership in Europe during World War II.
|Advisor:||Spector, Ronald H.|
|School:||The George Washington University|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American history, History, Military history|
|Keywords:||Eisenhower, Hughes, Lee, Patton, Shaef, Summersby|
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