Patton

Ike’s Headaches.

by Daniel Russ on May 8, 2016

Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton Today, British General Bernard Montgomery might be classified as ADD, or what one might call a highly functioning person with Asperger’s Syndrome. I have myself quipped that I have never seen anything worth a shit that wasn’t attached to a healthy ego. However his difficulties in developing collaborative relationships were famously arduous […]

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  M4 Sherman Firefly With Distinctly Larger 75mm Gun . Nothing makes people color blind like combat. Nothing will evanesce faster than bigotry when opposites find a common enemy. And nothing shatters the shibboleths of old world society prejudice like seeing people of all colors and creeds take up arms in support of each other. […]

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Ft. Driant, Built In The 16th Century. It Has Never Been Taken. Not Even By Patton And The 3rd Army.

February 23, 2015

    Hand to Hand Combat. US troops of the 5th Army in street fighting at Metz.   September 27, 1944 P-47s under James Doolittle out of the 19th Tactical Air Command were awakened and growling on the runways inside US Occupied France. The Battle of Metz was about to begin. Metz is a historic […]

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The Titanic Back And Forth Struggle To Take North Africa.

November 20, 2014

    Field Marshall Erwin Rommel     The Desert War began in June 1940 with France on the verge of defeat. Mussolini decided he would attack the Vichy colonies in southern France while they were down. However the colonial troops of the Vichy French defeated the Italians handily, sending Hitlers’ advisors into a tizzy. […]

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The Battle of Arracourt.

March 2, 2013

  War is an anonymous pursuit. While a few commanders and generals are emblazoned in the history of the world, the vast majority of combatants in battles through history and around the globe are fought by the nameless and faceless. No one panegyrizes Private Joe Smith. If there was ever a pursuit human beings are […]

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The Final Days of Germany Were a Frenetic, Desperate Rear Guard Attempt To Stop The Inevitable.

December 30, 2012
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          Nothing Quite Says It’s Over Than Your Enemy’s Flag On Your Capitol.   By the Spring of 1945, the Germans were not just on the run in most theaters of operation, they were running as fast as they could. The game afoot was for the Allied forces in Western Europe, […]

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