By John A. English
• background of the crusade for northwest Europe, together with the race throughout France, the liberation of the channel ports, the battles of the Huertgen wooded area and the Bulge, crossing the Rhine, the climactic conflict for Germany, and more
• Corrects the historic misperception that Patton contributed extra to victory than different generals
• Assesses commanders' person performances
• Impressively researched in basic and secondary sources
• New interpretations and an exciting narrative will entice either normal readers and scholars
Through the strength of his character and the headline-grabbing increase of his U.S. 3rd military, Gen. George S. Patton has eclipsed the opposite six males who, like him, led box armies within the nice Allied crusade to disencumber northwest Europe in 1944-45. absolute to rank one of the lassics of worldwide battle II heritage like Eisenhower's Lieutenants by way of Russell Weigley, Patton's friends provides a masterful reassessment of the eleven-month fight from D-Day to Germany's hand over, laying off long-overdue mild at the contributions of those forgotten Allied box military commanders.
Seasoned army historian John A. English finds the important roles performed by way of those six generals. because the chief of a military of numerous hundred thousand troops, each one needed to plan operations days and eeks prematurely, coordinate air help, verify intelligence, provide orders to corps commanders, deal with a employees of occasionally tough subordinates, and take care of superiors like Eisenhower, Bradley, and Montgomery. a few played much less ably than the remainder whereas others rivaled Patton of their achievements. All should be lifted from Patton's shadow.
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Patton's Peers: The Forgotten Allied Field Army Commanders of the Western Front, 1944-45 (Stackpole Military History Series) by John A. English