The French army’s 1940 campaign was disastrous, whereas the U.S. Marine Corps cracked the problem of making an opposed amphibious landing, keying victory over imperial Japan. But despite these military organizations’ different approaches, a closer examination reveals that the two services shared more in common in the problems they faced and the answers they developed than their operational results suggest.
Rafuse, Ethan S.
"One Approach, Two Results—The French Army, the U.S. Marines, and the Frontal Assault during the World Wars,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 74
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol74/iss2/8