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 "armoured 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."
About the Authors
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.
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.""
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 13th October 2013
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 26.6 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.26
Edition Number: 1