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THE ARMIES OF GEORGE S. PATTON

Forty, George

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ISBN 10: 1854092952 / ISBN 13: 9781854092953
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London 1996, Arms & Armour Pr, First UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, VG/VG condition, 268 pages, numerous illus & maps, bibliog, index. He was one of the most colourful commanders in the history of land warfare. In many respects, he belonged to another era, for he had the charisma, confidence and the cavalier attitudes of past warlords and battlefield masters. 'The only good enemy is a dead enemy' and 'to halt under fire is folly' are just two of his many inspirational messages to his men demonstrating the forcefulness and determination he taught.Being such a man has meant that his character and philosophy have been assessed and analysed many times; few students of twentieth century military history will not have read of his exploits. But even 'Old Blood and Guts' would have got nowhere without an organised, trained, armed and enthused force beneath him; too often in studies of the man his men are ignored.In this descriptive and analytical study, George Forty, author of the acclaimed Patton's Third Army at War, shows us that Patton not only understood how to manage an army but also how to mould it to his campaign needs and maximise its efficiency at every turn. This man, who had fought in tanks in World War One, and had come to see their value if used differently, knew and comprehended the basics of soldiering while being able to conceive the greater strategy and employ it - and he designed his armies to achieve these goals.Readers of this empathetic study of a tough soldier's army will see how George Patton won the battles he did and why Eisenhower was surely right to keep this personification of a field general at the sharp end of Allied action in World War Two. N° de ref. de la librería 29902

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Título: THE ARMIES OF GEORGE S. PATTON

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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US General George Patton was a hard-nosed old soldier, nicknamed "Old Blood and Guts". He had the ability to inspire and instruct, but was not easily accommodated by those above or below him. This study shows his military tactics, his relationships with his subordinates and his superiors, and his status as a master planner, strategist, tactician and charismatic leader. In two major theatres he proved himself more than just a cavalier warrior. This book attempts to throw light on one of the most remarkable figures in military history.

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Lt. Col. George Forty CBE FMA is a leading authority on land warfare in the twentieth century. A former tank officer - he had command of a tank in the Korean War, and was wounded in battle - he established his reputation as Curator of the Tank Museum at Bovington, which he brought to be one of the world's leading military museums. He is a prolific author, and edits the quarterly jou

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