COMMAND: Patton's Men

As the U.S. Seventh Army pounded through Sicily it became apparent that this raw army was putting on an even better show than the II Corps had staged in Tunisia. General Sir Harold Alexander himself commented on the excellent performance, said the Americans were "at least 100% better" than six months ago.

Obvious reasons for the improvement: 1) months of intensive invasion training, both in the U.S. and North Africa; 2) priceless experience for the staff officers in handling troops under battle conditions. But, these considerations aside, it remained clear that Lieut. General George S. Patton Jr. had put together...

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