Patton's Third Army in World War II

A Photographic History

Patton's Third Army in World War II
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Format: Hardback, 300 Pages
ISBN: 9780785834960
Publisher: Crestline Books
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In 1944, U.S. General George S. Patton was champing at the bit to lead the Allied D-Day invasion of German-occupied France. Instead, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Dwight D. Eisenhower, put Patton in charge of a decoy unit, the First U.S. Army Group. It would be almost seven weeks before Patton, known for his unruly demeanor and tendency toward vulgar speeches, got his chance to take the Third Army into battle.

When he did, he took the unit on a ten-month rampage across France, through Germany, and into Nazi-controlled Czechoslovakia and Austria. Along the way, his Third Army entered the Battle of the Bulge, breaking the Siege of Bastogne. It was a turning point in the war; afterward the Third Army pushed eastward again. Contributing to its success was its innovative "armored warfare" fighting style, which avoided entrenched infantry warfare by continuously pushing forward. In Patton's Third Army in World War II, military researcher and photographer Michael Green teams with retired U.S. Army officer James D. Brown to give an illustrated overview of the Third Army under Patton.

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-have for your enjoyment and collection."

The author

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects with more than ninety books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.

James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer with a secondary specialty in research and development. His active-duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

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Format: Hardback, 300 Pages
ISBN: 9780785834960
Size: 9.45 in x 10.8 in / 240.03 mm x 274.32 mm

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