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Pattons Third Army in World War II: A Photographic History

Michael Green

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ISBN : 9780760345573
Paperback
300 pages
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The heavily illustrated account of the men who served under “Old Blood and Guts” is now available in flexibound format.In 1944, U.S. General George S. Patton was champing at the bit to lead the Allied D-Day invasion of German-occupied France. ButMoreThe heavily illustrated account of the men who served under “Old Blood and Guts” is now available in flexibound format. In 1944, U.S. General George S. Patton was champing at the bit to lead the Allied D-Day invasion of German-occupied France. But instead, Dwight D. Eisenhower—then the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe—put Patton in charge of a decoy unit, the First U.S. Army Group. It would be almost seven weeks until Patton, known for his unruly demeanor and tendency toward vulgar speeches, would finally get his chance to take the now famous Third Army into battle. When he did, he took the unit on a ten-month rampage across France, driving through Germany and into Nazi-controlled Czechoslovakia and Austria. Along the way, his Third Army forces entered the Battle of the Bulge, breaking the Siege of Bastogne. It was a turning point in the war, and afterward the Third Army pushed eastward again. Contributing to its success was its truly innovative “armored warfare” fighting style, which avoided entrenched infantry warfare by continuously pushing forward, and it echoed Patton’s hard-charging personality. In Patton’s Third Army in World War II, military researcher and photographer Michael Green teams up with retired U.S. Army officer James D. Brown to bring you an illustrated overview of the Third Army under George S. Patton. Together, Green and Brown combine historical quotes and gripping narrative with fascinating photography to present a portrait of Patton and his men unmatched by any other nonfiction publication—a portrayal hailed by the Patton Museum Foundation as “a must for your enjoyment and collection.”