Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Armies of George S. Patton by George Forty, Arms and Armour Press, London, 1996. This is not a biography glorifying or worshipping the general. This is a book full of interesting facts for the student of military history and tools for the historian. There is a great deal of information in this book on just how the American army fought in World War II. Everything from the model and manufacturer of transport trucks to the composition of the various kinds of food rations for the army is given. A day by day history of Third Army action in Europe is laid out. This book is not casual reading. This is for the serious student of history, not someone laying on a beach wanting to read something to pass the time. I recommend it for the right person greatly. You won't regret buying it.
Posted by Frederick Widdowson