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The armies of George S. Patton

Author: George Forty
Publisher: London : Arms and Armour, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: See how Patton created and manipulated his armies for the challenging tasks at hand, how he structured his forces and kept them supplied with arms and food, worked with his own subordinates, and secured the men he needed from his superiors. General George S. Patton dominated two major military theaters, proving himself a master planner, strategist, tactician and charismatic leader.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: George S Patton; George S Patton; George S (Soldat Patton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Forty
ISBN: 1854092952 9781854092953
OCLC Number: 34789350
Description: 268 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part 1: Making Of An Armour Commander: --
Making of an Armour commander (Part 1): Section 1: Early years (1885-1917): --
West Point --
Joining the cavalry --
Olympics --
Saumur --
Mexico --
Section 2: Treat 'em rough!": --
Move to tanks --
Espirit de corps --
Organizing the tanks --
Treat-'em rough boys' --
First blood --
Making of an Armour commander (Part 2): Section 1: Back to the cavalry (1920-1940): --
Peacetime reductions --
Section 2: Goodbye to boots and saddles! (1940-1942) --
Organization --
Equipment --
Uniform --
Expansion brings promotion --
Corps command and the Desert Training Center --
Mission of the Desert Training Center --
Armoured division organization --
On the move again --
Higher command: Section 1: Operation 'Torch' and II Corps: --
Landings --
Western task force --
I wish I could get out and kill someone --
II (U S) Corps --
Infantry divisions: --
Dress and equipment --
1st Armored division: --
Dress and equipment --
Just 43 days in command --
Back to Morocco --
Section 2: Operation 'Husky' and U S Seventh army: --
Background planning --
Organization --
Special units and equipment --
Landings --
Clash of personalities --
End in Sicily --
Annex 'A' to Chapter 3: Operation 'Torch', composition of Western Task Force --
Annex 'B' to Chapter 3: Sicily-composition of U S forces on D-Day, 10 July 1943 --
Part 2: Patton's Third Army: --
U S Third Army, the basics: --
Well, I have an army and it is up to me --
Third Army's early years --
New commander --
Patton's address to his troops --
Operation 'Fortitude' --
Knutsford incident --
Hub --
Third Army, initial organization of corps and divisions --
Organic components of activated U S divisions initially in Third Army --
Basic divisions --
Infantry division --
Armoured division --
Airborne division --
Divisional headquarters in action --
Preparing for battle --
Annex 'A' to Chapter 4: Should patches; nicknames and shoulder patches of the initial divisions in Third Army --
Annex 'B' to Chapter 4: Strengths and principal weapons of the U S infantry division, circa 1944 --
Annex 'C' to Chapter 4: Strengths and principal weapons of the U S armoured division, circa 1944 --
Patton, his immediate staff and his Third Army commanders: --
I am a genius; I think I am --
Patton's aides: --
Charles Codman --
Alexander 'Al' C Stiller --
Francis P Graves, Jr --
Personal physician --
Gsp's orderly --
Personal driver --
Best damn cook in the U S army! --
Willie --
Personal accommodation --
Corps commanders --
Pen portraits of the corps commanders: --
Major General John Millikin --
General James A Van Fleet --
Major General (later General) Clarence R Huebner --
Major General Troy H Middleton --
Major General Gilbert R Cook --
Major General Manton S Eddy --
Major General S LeRoy Irwin --
Lieutenant General Wade H Haislip --
Lieutenant General Walton H Walker --
Armour commanders: --
4th Armored Division --
5th Armored Division --
6th Armored Division --
7th Armored Division --
8th Armored Division --
9th Armored Division --
10th Armored Division --
11th Armored Division --
12th Armored Division --
13th Armored Division --
14th Armored Division --
16th Armored Division --
20th Armored Division --
Infantry commanders: --
1st Infantry Division --
2nd Infantry Division --
4th Infantry Division --
5th Infantry Division --
8th Infantry Division --
26th Infantry Division --
28th Infantry Division --
29th Infantry Division --
35th Infantry Division --
42nd Infantry Division --
65th Infantry Division --
69th Infantry Division --
70th Infantry Division --
71st Infantry Division --
76th Infantry Division --
79th Infantry Division --
80th Infantry Division --
83rd Infantry Division --
86th Infantry Division --
87th Infantry Division --
89th Infantry Division --
90th Infantry Division --
94th Infantry Division --
95th Infantry Division --
97th Infantry Division --
99th Infantry Division --
Airborne commanders --
Foreign commanders --
Up and coming officers: --
Clarke of St-Vith --
CO 37th tank battalion --
Annex 'A' to Chapter 5: Division commanders and assistant division commanders who served with third (U S) army between 1 August 44 and 9 May 1945. Patton's staff: --
Lucky forward --
Principal staff officers in HQ third army --
Chief of staff --
Chiefs of staff: biographies: --
Hobart R Gay --
Hugh Joseph Gaffey --
Composition and duties of third army HQ staff: --
G-1 Section (personnel) --
G-2 Section (intelligence) --
G-3 Section (operations and training) --
G-4 Section (supply) --
G-5 Section (civil affairs) --
Special staff sections and duties: --
Adjutant general section --
Anti-aircraft artillery section --
Artillery section --
Chaplain section --
Chemical warfare section --
Engineer section --
Finance section --
Headquarters commandant section --
Inspector general section --
Judge Advocate section --
Medical section --
Ordnance section --
Provost Marshal section --
Public relations section --
Quartermaster section --
Signal section --
Special services section --
Tank destroyer --
XIX Tactical Air Command --
Annex 'A' to Chapter 6: Locations of Lucky Forward between 5 July 44 and 3 May 1945 --
Georgie's boys: --
Mobilization and training: --
Prodigy of organization --
Selective Service Act --
Training: --
Basic training --
Service schools --
Officer training --
Personal reactions to induction --
Tactical training --
Overseas training --
Move overseas: --
Embarkation --
Uniforms: --
Non-combat dress --
Combat dress --
Specialized clothing --
Personal equipment: --
Webbing --
Personal weapons --
Rations --
Living conditions --
Morale: --
Cocky bastards --
Combat arms, weapons, vehicles, equipment and tactics: --
Combat arms and the technical services --
All arms team --
Infantry weapons: --
Machine-guns --
Mortars --
Flame-throwers --
Anti-tank weapons --
Artillery --
Armoured fighting vehicles: --
Light tanks --
Medium tanks-the M4 Sherman series --
Heavy tanks --
Tank destroyers --
Armoured cars and scout cars --
Patton's household cavalry --
Half-tracks --
Field artillery: --
Artillery won the war --
Towed field artillery --
Heavy towed artillery --
Self-propelled artillery --
German view --
Anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) --
Battle record --
Engineer equipment: --
Engineers at work --
Signals: --
Shortages in 1939 --
Radios --
Wire communications: --
Linemen for the army --
Services, specialist weapons, vehicles and equipment: --
Chemical Warfare Service (CWS): --
Protection and neutralization --
Smoke generators --
Chemical mortars --
Other tasks --
Quartermaster Corps (QMC): --
Determination to succeed --
QMC responsibility --
QMC companies: --
Red Ball Express --
Vehicles used --
Always overstretched --
Ordnance: --
Unit fitters --
Ordnance Maintenance Company --
Medical: --
Two types of medics --
Ambulances --
Types of hospital --
General evacuation plan --
Air evacuation --
Under the Red Cross --
Military police --
Motorcycles: --
MPs on traffic duty --
Chaplains --
Special services --
Post exchange --
Part 3: Battle History Of Third Army: --
Chronology, Third Army's battle record: 1 August 1944 to 8 May 1945: --
Moving to France --
Patton arrives --
Breakout from the Bridgehead --
Third Army goes operational --
Weekly chronology --
Operational summary: --
From the channel to the Alps --
Decorations --
Records of the supporting arms and services --
Annex 'A' to Chapter 11: Corps and divisions that served with U S Third army in combat --
Part 4: End Of An Old Campaigner, Birth Of A Legend: --
New challenges: --
Section 1: Traumas of peace --
Lucky's last operational briefing --
Patton's general order for VE-Day --
Occupation problems for Patton --
All good things must come to an end --
Fifteenth army --
Section 2: Accident --
Section 3: Patton, the man and the legend: --
Change of heart --
Not to be beaten --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: George Forty.

Abstract:

US General George Patton was a hard-nosed old soldier, nicknamed "Old Blood and Guts". This study shows his military tactics, his relationships with his subordinates and his superiors, and his status  Read more...

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