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Patton's vanguard : the United States Army Fourth Armored Division

Author: Don M Fox
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003.
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"Stirring accounts of the almost legendary campaigns of the United States Fourth Armored Division, universally recognized as "Patton's Best," from its pre-World War II origins up through its famous relief of the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge, are presented in this book.
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Genre/Form: History
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Fox, Don M., 1958-
Patton's vanguard.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003
(OCoLC)607027859
Named Person: George S (Soldat Patton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don M Fox
ISBN: 0786415827 9780786415823 9780786430949 078643094X
OCLC Number: 52766067
Description: xii, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Birth --
Baptism --
Breakout and pursuit --
The encirclement of Nancy --
A legend is born --
Rest --
Back on the offensive --
The relief --
Pressing toward Germany --
The Battle for Singling --
Recuperation --
The stage is set --
Out of the mist --
Patton to the rescue --
Task Force Ezell --
Nuts! --
The Arlon-Bastogne Highway --
Bigonville --
Chaumont --
Breakthrough --
Widening the corridor --
Hitlers last gamble --
The aftermath.
Responsibility: Don M. Fox ; foreword by Martin Blumenson.
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