Patton's Third Army in World War II: A Photographic History

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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. 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...

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Overview

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. 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.”

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Patton's Third Army in World War II is a superb book as well as a great read; it captures the Third Army's many exploits and General Patton's accomplishments, as well as graphically depicting the human dimension of leadership and the cost of war."  - Parameters (US Army War College Quarterly)

"For anyone with a serious interest in General Patton and his Third Army's achievements, Michael Green's pictorial book Patton's Third Army In World War II is a must for your enjoyment and collection."—Stephen F. McLean, President, The Patton Museum Foundation

THE VETERANS REPORTER
"...tremendous overview of the challenges and victories involved...If only our Joint Chiefs of Staff would read this book!"

LIBRARY JOURNAL
"This coffee-table book covering the post–D Day war in Europe focuses solely on the Third Army. Although the text explains an oft-told tale, the book is visually excellent, with outstanding photos that mainly come from the National Archives, here with excellent captions. A fine companion volume to text-driven World War II books."

BOOKVIEWS BY ALAN CARUBA
"This large format book by Michael Green and James D. Brown, filled with more than 300 photos and an excellent text recounts that story of the battles fought by the Third Army, led by one of the greatest generals in U.S. history."

Library Journal
This coffee-table book covering the post-D Day war in Europe focuses solely on the Third Army. Although the text explains an oft-told tale, the book is visually excellent, with outstanding photos that mainly come from the National Archives, here with excellent captions. A fine companion volume to text-driven World War II books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760345573
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Publication date: 10/13/2013
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 587,576
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents


List of Maps

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter One Patton and Operation Overlord
Chapter Two Patton and Operation Cobra
Chapter Three Third Army on the Offensive
Chapter Four Third Army’s Advance Continues
Chapter Five The Lorraine Campaign
Chapter Six Battle of the Bulge Opening Moves
Chapter Seven The Road to Bastogne
Chapter Eight Closing the Bastogne Area
Chapter Nine Finishing off the Reich

Appendix: Weapons and Vehicles
Selected Bibliography
Index

Maps

Patton’s Third Army from Normandy to V-E Day x-xi
Operation Cobra Breakthrough
Operation Cobra: The Breakout from St.-Lô
The 4th and 6th Armored Divisions: Breakout into Brittany
Patton’s Third Army Breakout
Closing the Falaise Pocket and Patton’s Race to the Seine
Pursuit to the German Border: Patton’s Advance to the Moselle
The Lorraine Campaign
The Battle of the Bulge
4th Armored Division Attack to Relieve the l0lst Airborne Division
The Reduction of the Bulge
The Rhineland CampaignCrossing the Rhine to V-Day 

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