George S. Patton

Publié le par Steven J. Zaloga

George S. PattonGeorge S. Patton, Jr. was the iconic American field commander of World War II, and is widely regarded as the US Army's finest practitioner of mechanized warfare. Having chased bandits in the Mexican border war of 1917, he led the first US tank units in World War I.

After the Kasserine Pass debacle in North Africa in 1943, he redeemed the US Army's reputation with victories in Tunisia and later on Sicily in July 1943. But Patton's greatest fame would come a year later during the breakout from Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and the crossing of the Rhine. Patton's exploits are described and analyzed here in this new study of one of most interesting and controversial figures in American military history.

ISBN-13: 9781846034596
Author : Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 06/22/2010

Meet the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. The author lives in Laurel, MD.


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