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Patton's Vanguard : The United States Army Fourth Armored Division
by Don M. Fox




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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. The break out of Normandy at Avranches, the isolation of the Brittany peninsula, the armored thrust across France, the tank battles at Arracourt that cemented the reputation of the Fourth Armored, the brutal struggle in Lorraine, and, ultimately, the legendary drive to Bastogne are among the topics. The accounts were assembled through the use of original unit combat diaries and after-action reports, memoirs of key historical figures and abundant supplementary documents and correspondences. But the essence of the book are the first-hand recollections from members of the division gathered by the author. With maps, drawings and photographs.

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Overview

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. The break out of Normandy at Avranches, the isolation of the Brittany peninsula, the armored thrust across France, the tank battles at Arracourt that cemented the reputation of the Fourth Armored, the brutal struggle in Lorraine, and, ultimately, the legendary drive to Bastogne are among the topics. The accounts were assembled through the use of original unit combat diaries and after-action reports, memoirs of key historical figures and abundant supplementary documents and correspondences. But the essence of the book are the first-hand recollections from members of the division gathered by the author. With maps, drawings and photographs.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780786430949
  • ISBN-10: 078643094X
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: March 2007
  • Page Count: 484
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 10.05 x 6.94 x 1.11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.88 pounds


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