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Major General Maurice Rose:
World War II's Greatest Forgotten Commander
Hardcover, paperback (464 pages), kindle
General Rose, one of the greatest, most decorated battlefield Armor commanders in WWII, was tragically killed when surrounded by and captured by German troops.
Major General Maurice Rose, one of the greatest, most decorated battlefield Armor commanders in WWII, was tragically killed when surrounded by and captured by German troops.
Stephen Ossad and Don Marsh tell the dramatic story of his death and the controversy and investigation that followed — was he killed because he was Jewish or was he going for his gun?
He was originally Patton's chief of staff, as well as the highest ranking Jewish officer in WWII and the highest ranking American Jewish officer ever to be killed in action.
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