Final Battles of Patton’s Vanguard

The United States Army Fourth Armored Division, 1945–1946

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About the Book

By January 1945, Nazi Germany’s defeat seemed inevitable yet much fighting remained. The shortest way home for American troops was towards Berlin. General George S. Patton’s Third Army would carve its way into theGerman heartland, the Fourth Armored Division once again serving as his vanguard.
This companion volume to Patton’s Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division covers the final months of combat: the drive to Bitburg; the daring exploitation of the bridgeheads on the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers; Patton’s ill-fated raid to rescue his son-in-law from a prisoner of war camp deep behind enemy lines; the first liberation of a concentration camp on the Western Front; the drive toward Chemnitz; the controversial push into Czechoslovakia; and the little-known encounter with General Andrey Vlasov’s turncoat Russian Liberation Army.

About the Author(s)

Don M. Fox serves on the Board of Directors of the Army Historical Foundation and resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Don M. Fox
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 95 photos, maps, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8009-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3899-7
Imprint: McFarland