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Patton And Rommel:

Men of War in the Twentieth Century

Paperback (459 pages), kindle
Patton and Rommel served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, couldn't be further apart from each other, but their approaches to modern warfare were very similar.

Patton And Rommel:

General George S. Patton and General Erwin Rommel. They served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, couldn't be further apart from each other - but their approaches to modern warfare were very similar.

Written by a prominent military historian, Patton and Rommel takes a provocative look at both figures, intertwining the stories of the paths they took and the decisions they made during the course of the Second World War - and compares the lives and careers of two men whose military tactics changed the course of history.

General George S Patton...

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  • 04 Apr 41: Promoted to Major General (shows full promotions table)
  • 06 Mar 43: Named the commanding officer of the US II Corps
  • 12 Mar 43: Promoted to Lieutenant General
  • 03 Aug 43: First slapping incident, this one in Sicily
  • 10 Aug 43: Second slapping incident, this one in Italy
  • 01 Aug 44: Patton's US 3rd Army is activated in France
  • 02 Aug 44: 9th AF begins flying only missions Patton requests
  • 16 Aug 44: Promoted to Major General
  • 09 Dec 44: Circulates "Weather Prayer" to every man in 3rd Army
  • 25 Dec 44: Sends a Christmas card to every man in 3rd Army
  • 26 Dec 44: 10th Armored Division relieves defenders of Bastogne
  • 24 Mar 45: Ritualistically urinates into the Rhine
  • 14 Apr 45: Promoted to permanent rank of 4-star general
  • 09 Jun 45: Honored at Los Angeles parade with Doolittle
  • 02 Oct 45: Removed from command for remarks about former Nazis
  • 09 Dec 45: Seriously injured in automobile accident in Germany
  • 21 Dec 45: Dies from injuries sustained in the car accident
  • 19 Mar 47: Casket moved within Luxembourg American Cemetery

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Field Marshal Erwin Rommel...

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  • 06 Feb 41: Lt Gen Rommel appointed commander of the Afrika Korps
  • 12 Feb 41: Rommel arrives in Tripoli with his Afrika Korps
  • 19 Mar 41: Hitler tells Rommel not to expect reinforcements in Libya until May
  • 24 Mar 41: Rommel begins his North African offensive
  • 15 Aug 41: Panzer Group Afrika is activated with Rommel in command
  • 17 Nov 41: British mission to kill Rommel fails because he is away in Rome
  • 22 Jun 42: Rommel is promoted to the rank of Field Marshal
  • 03 Nov 42: Hitler orders Rommel's Afrika Korps to stand and fight
  • 09 Mar 43: Rommel leaves North Africa for reasons of health
  • 11 Mar 43: Rommel receives Diamonds to his Knight's Cross medal
  • 12 Dec 43: Rommel takes command of northern coastal defenses
  • 15 May 44: Rommel invited to anti-Hitler meeting, but does not attend
  • 05 Jun 44: Rommel goes back to Germany for his wife's birthday
  • 29 Jun 44: Rommel urges Hitler to pursue peace, which he rejects
  • 15 Jul 44: Rommel writes to Hitler, again urging he sue for peace
  • 17 Jul 44: Rommel is wounded when his staff car is strafed
  • 14 Oct 44: By Hitler's order, Rommel is forced to commit suicide
  • 18 Oct 44: Funeral service is held for Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

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