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Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General's Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne

Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General's Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne

Author: Leo Barron
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December 1944. For the besieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out. Hitler's forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town in a desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies. The U.S. soldiers had managed to repel repeated attacks, but as their ammunition dwindled, the weary paratroopers of the 101st Airborne could only hope for a miracle.

More than a hundred miles away, General George S. Patton was putting in motion the most crucial charge of his career. Tapped to spearhead the counterstrike was the 4th Armored Division, a hard-fighting unit that had slogged its way across France. But blazing a trail into Belgium meant going up against some of the best infantry and tank units in the German Army. And failure to reach Bastogne in time could result in the overrunning of the 101st and turn the tide of the war against the Allies.

In Patton at the Battle of the Bulge, Army veteran and historian Leo Barron explores one of the most famous yet little-told clashes of the war, a vitally important chapter in one of history's most legendary battles.

Includes photgraphs

'Barron captures the fiery general's command presence and the pivotal commitment of his Third Army tanks to relieve the embattled crossroads town of Bastogne.'Michael E. Haskew, Author of West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley, and the Class the Stars Fell On

'Painstakingly researched and highly readable, the latest work by Barron is a significant contribution to the analysis of the great commander, the endurance of his great army, and the resounding American victory in the great battle.' Michael E. Haskew, author of West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley, and the Class the Stars Fell On

'In Patton at the Battle of the Bulge, Leo Barron masterfully describes the vigor and sheer determination of Patton's drive.' Don M. Fox, author of Patton's Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division

Reviews

Painstakingly researched and highly readable, the latest work by Barron is a significant contribution to the analysis of the great commander, the endurance of his great army, and the resounding American victory in the great battle. Michael E. Haskew, author of "West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley, and the Class the Stars Fell On" In "Patton at the Battle of the Bulge," Leo Barron masterfully describes the vigor and sheer determination of Patton s drive. Don M. Fox, author of "Patton s Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division""

Author description

Leo Barron teaches at the US Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He has served with the 101st Airborne Division and has seen two tours of active duty in Iraq. His work has been published in "World War II, WWII History," and" Infantry Magazine."

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General Fields

  • : 9780451467881
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : New American Library
  • : November 2015
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Leo Barron
  • : 432
  • : 940.54219348
  • : en