Patton's First Victory: How General George Patton Turned The Tide In North Africa And Defeated The Afrika Korps At El Guett by Leo BarronPatton's First Victory: How General George Patton Turned The Tide In North Africa And Defeated The Afrika Korps At El Guett by Leo Barron

Patton's First Victory: How General George Patton Turned The Tide In North Africa And Defeated The…

byLeo Barron

Hardcover | October 20, 2017

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American troops invaded North Africa in November 1942, but did not face serious resistance until the following February, when they finally tangled with Rommel's Afrika Korps-and the Germans gave the inexperienced Americans a nasty drubbing at Kasserine Pass. After this disaster, Gen. George Patton took command and reinvigorated U.S. troops with tough training and new tactics. In late March, at El Guettar in Tunisia, Patton's men defeated the Germans. It was a morale-boosting victory-the first American success versus the Germans and the first of Patton's storied World War II career-and proved to the enemy, the British, and the Americans themselves that the U.S. Army could fight and win.
Leo Barron holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and has served with the 101st Airborne. He saw two tours of active duty in Iraq as an infantry and intelligence officer. He has written for Infantry, WWII History, and World War II magazines. He is co-author of No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne (NAL, 2012) ...
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Title:Patton's First Victory: How General George Patton Turned The Tide In North Africa And Defeated The…Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.34 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:October 20, 2017Publisher:Stackpole BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811718328

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Patton's First Victory is a compelling and comprehensive account of a battle that has been for too long neglected in the history of America's part in World War II. Leo Barron's well-researched book has revived the true story of Patton's success in North Africa, and is an invaluable addition to any library of military history.Praise for Patton at the Battle of the Bulge (2014):"Painstakingly researched and highly readable, the latest work by Barron is a significant contribution to the analysis of the great commander, the endurance of his great army, and the resounding American victory in the great battle.