5. Differences in the command and control systems began at the highest levels of the Allied and the Axis powers. The
Allied front, under General Dwight D. Eisenhower, embraced a decentralized system of control. On the other hand,
Hitler demanded complete centralization of all military control of all Axis forces. He wanted to be personally involved
in the decision making on both fronts. As a result, German commanders:
reacted more readily to orders.
received orders on a daily basis.
lacked operational and strategic flexibility.
were able to act in a more cohesive manner.
6. What was the Allied strategic objective in August 1944 in the European theater?
Freeing occupied France.
Opening a route into Germany.
Capturing the province of Lorraine.