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Patton's first victory : how General George Patton turned the tide in North Africa and defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar

Author: Leo Barron
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American troops invaded North Africa in November 1942, but did not face serious resistance until their defeat at Kasserine Pass. After this disaster, Gen. George Patton took command, and at El Guettar, Patton's men defeated the Germans. It was the first victory of Patton's storied World War II career, and proved that the U.S. Army could win.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barron, Leo, author.
Patton's first victory
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017010958
Named Person: George S Patton; George S Patton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Barron
ISBN: 9780811766074 0811766071
OCLC Number: 983796194
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface: Purple Heart boxes versus panzers --
Introduction: the opponents --
Prelude --
Night attack --
Morning attack --
Afternoon attack --
Spoiling attack --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: How General George Patton turned the tide in North Africa and defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar
Responsibility: Leo Barron.

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American troops invaded North Africa in November 1942, but did not face serious resistance until their defeat at Kasserine Pass. After this disaster, Gen. George Patton took command, and at El Guettar, Patton's men defeated the Germans. It was the first victory of Patton's storied World War II career, and proved that the U.S. Army could win.

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