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Patton's Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division
     

Patton's Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division

by Don M. Fox
 

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Stirring accounts of the almost legendary campaigns of the United States Fourth Armored Division, universally recognized as "Patton's Best," from its pre-World War II origins up through its famous relief of the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge are presented in this book. The break out of Normandy at Avranches, the isolation of the Brittany

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Stirring accounts of the almost legendary campaigns of the United States Fourth Armored Division, universally recognized as "Patton's Best," from its pre-World War II origins up through its famous relief of the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge are presented in this book. The break out of Normandy at Avranches, the isolation of the Brittany peninsula, the armored thrust across France, the tank battles at Arracourt that cemented the reputation of the Fourth Armored, the brutal struggle in Lorraine, and, ultimately, the legendary drive to Bastogne are among the topics.

The accounts were assembled through the use of original unit combat diaries and after-action reports, memoirs of key historical figures and abundant supplementary documents and correspondences. But the essence of the book are the first-hand recollections from members of the division gathered by the author. With maps, drawings and photographs.

Editorial Reviews

ARMY
a unit history worthy of the 4th's exploits...highly readable...informative...an excellent job of describing the 4th's victories...unflinching about its defeats...the action is conveyed well...larger, more detailed...well told

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430949
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/14/2007
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
417,132
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Writer and researcher Don M. Fox lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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