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Gasoline To Patton

Author : Albin F. Irzyk
ISBN : WISC:89095997961
Genre : History
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Irzyk chronicles the gas crisis that struck Patton's army and threatened the defeat of Germany following the invasion of Normandy, as Allied ground forces advanced so quickly across France and Belgium that they soon were outrunning their supply lines.
Category: History

I Was With Patton

Author : D. A. Lande
ISBN : 1610607228
Genre : History
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Ask a silver-haired veteran of World War II his branch of service and where he served, and hell reply, "Navys Atlantic Fleet." "Marine in the South Pacific." "Army Air Force based in Italy." If this man is a Gl veteran of North Africa, Sicily, or the Third Army in Europe, however, his response will be a terse, "I was with Patton." General George S. Patton was a larger-than-life figure whose genius for mechanized warfare and relentless pursuit of the enemy made him one of the great commanders of World War II. This coupled with his swaggering self-confidence, insufferable brashness, penchant for profanity, explosive temper, countless eccentricities, and uncanny talent for exasperating his superiors, made Patton a legend. What was it like serving under this unforgettable general? I Was With Patton uncovers the stories of the brave men and women who knew him, worked with him, fought for him, and gave their lives for him. Ranging from the humorous to the horrific, this fascinating book is a remarkable, one-of-a-kind collection of remembrances and anecdotes as told by the individuals who experienced World War II under Pattons command. Any soldier who served under the watch of General George S. Patton was shaped in his image and infused with his aggressiveness, sense of destiny, and pride. What Patton demanded of his troops and the results they achieved went beyond rational explanation. His extraordinary command and their exceptional performance set them apart, and they knew it. Inside are front-line accounts from soldiers who served under the legendary general whose hell-for-leather drive finally impaled Hitlers Germany and changed the world forever.
Category: History

The Ghost In General Patton S Third Army

Author : Eugene G. Schulz
ISBN : 9781477141465
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eugene G. Schulz was born on a farm in Clintonville, Wisconsin in 1923. He graduated from high school in May, 1941, and worked on his fathers farm and at a truck manufacturing plant until he was drafted into the army in January 1943. Schulz received his basic training at Camp Young, California at the Desert Training Center, and later at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. He was assigned to the IV Armored Corps (later named the XX Corps) where he was a typist in the G-3 Section. His duties included the typing of battle orders developed by Colonel W. B. Griffith, the G-3 of XX Corps Headquarters. The XX Corps sailed to England in February 1944 on the Queen Mary with 16,000 soldiers on board, completing the voyage in five days. After final training in England, the XX Corps landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on D+46. His unit was attached to General Pattons Third Army and spearheaded the drive across France, through Germany and into Austria where they met the Russian Army on V-E Day. Schulz was awarded the Bronze Star medal when the war ended. He served in the Army of Occupation in Germany, then returned to the States and was discharged on December 1, 1945. He enrolled at the University of WisconsinMadison taking advantage of the GI Bill of Rights, and earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration. Schulz met his wife, Eleanore, at the University and they were married in 1949. Schulz worked as an investment research officer at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee for 36 years. The Schulzs have been retired since 1988 and continue to live in Milwaukee. They are world travelers. They have five sons, all married, and sixteen grandchildren.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Charles Whiting
ISBN : 0345249860
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Fighting Patton

Author : Harry Yeide
ISBN : 9781627881531
Genre : History
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What was it like to fight against one of the most hard-driving generals in history? He is remembered as an officer with few equals, a leader who attained legendary status while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. Nicknamed 'Old Blood and Guts,' he was also well known for his hard attitude, eccentricities, and controversial outspokenness. But no matter the image or label attached to his name, few will dispute General George S. Patton Jr.'s place as a truly timeless figure in the annals of military history. In Fighting Patton, U.S. international affairs analyst Harry Yeide is the first to examine this legendary leader through the eyes of his enemies: the opposing German commanders of WWII. Featuring hundreds of unpublished unit reports, officer accounts, and telephone transcripts all uncovered during Yeide's extensive exploration of German wartime records - Fighting Patton exposes the German perspective on how and why they lost their battles with Patton's forces. This truly unique narrative follows Patton's rise through the ranks in the Mexican Expedition and World War I as well as his many campaigns throughout World War II, from Tunisia, Sicily, and Normandy to Lorraine, the Bulge, and the heart of Germany. The result is a fresh, fascinating, and beautifully illustrated take on one of the most storied figures of twentieth-century warfare.
Category: History

Patton S Drive

Author : Alan Axelrod
ISBN : 9780762767083
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Patton's Drive tells the story of how a young man born to war—who believed himself the literal incarnation of all great warriors past—became a modern American general: in terms of enemy killed or captured, territory taken, and people liberated, the greatest field commander of World War II.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Patton The Man Behind The Legend 1885 1945

Author : Martin Blumenson
ISBN : PSU:000026217345
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An incisive study of General George Patton probes the sensitivity, emotionality, and insecurities that were concealed behind the public facade of a macho military man and that also produced one of the world's greatest generals
Category: Biography & Autobiography

National Petroleum News

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ISBN : UCLA:L0050813831
Genre : Petroleum
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Vols. for 1958- include an annual Factbook issue.
Category: Petroleum


Author : Francis Ford Coppola
ISBN : PSU:000015946232
Genre : Motion picture plays
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Patton S Principles

Author : Porter B. Williamson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021845263
Genre : History
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Great Land Battles Of World War Ii

Author : Ivan V. Hogg
ISBN : 0760730296
Genre : Battles
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There were many types of land warfare in World War II--armored, siege, jungle, infantry, mobile, invasion--each with its own challenges, disciplines, logistical problems and potential for glory or disaster. Choosing ten different kinds of battle which can lay claim to greatness, Hogg has concentrated on the Western and Pacific theaters, reflecting the great variety of equipment, objectives, strategy, tactics, and the personality of commanders.
Category: Battles

Patton S Third Army

Author : Charles M. Province
ISBN : PSU:000027753682
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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A day-by-day study of the progress of General George S. Patton's Third Army in Europe from August, 1944 to May, 1945.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

Dawn Of The Diesel Age

Author : John F. Kirkland
ISBN : UOM:39015006060977
Genre : Diesel locomotives
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Category: Diesel locomotives