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Patton at bay : the Lorraine campaign, September to December, 1944

Author: John Nelson Rickard
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
Series: Praeger series in war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
For General George S. Patton, Jr., the battle for Lorraine during the fall and winter of 1944 was a frustrating and grueling experience of static warfare. Plagued by supply shortages, critical interference from superiors, flooded rivers, fortified cities, and the highly-determined German army, Patton had little opportunity to wage a fast armored campaign. Rickard examines Patton's generalship during these bitter

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rickard, John Nelson, 1969-
Patton at bay.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999
Named Person: George S Patton; George S Patton; George S Patton; George S Patton; George Smith Patton; George S (Soldat Patton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Nelson Rickard
ISBN: 0275963543 9780275963545
OCLC Number: 39556301
Description: xviii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Carlo D'Este --
Ch. 1. A Philosophy of Battle --
Ch. 2. From Theory to Practice --
Ch. 3. Orders of Battle --
Ch. 4. Strategy, Logistics, and Perception --
Ch. 5. Breaching the Line of the Moselle --
Ch. 6. Opportunity and Counterattack --
Ch. 7. The Problem of Metz --
Ch. 8. Correcting the Army Line --
Ch. 9. Planning for the November Offensive --
Ch. 10. The Fall of Metz --
Ch. 11. Advance to the West Wall --
Ch. 12. Assessment --
App. A. Third Army Order of Battle --
App. B. German Order of Battle --
App. C. Casualties and Replacements --
App. D. Material Losses --
App. E. Third Army Operational Directives.
Series Title: Praeger series in war studies.
Responsibility: John Nelson Rickard ; foreword by Carlo D'Este.
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A treatment of US General George S. Patton's operational performance in Lorraine in 1944. It describes Patton's philosophy of war and explains why it essentially failed in Lorraine. There are full  Read more...


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