Army & Navy - COMMAND: Patton Legend: More

No other U.S. general has got himself in so much hot water or made so many legends in this war as flamboyant George S. Patton Jr. Last week, as he was banished to the command of a phantom Fifteenth Army (see FOREIGN NEWS), he landed in the middle of another. The background:

In March 1945 the 4th Armored Division of Patton's Third Army rested, out of breath, on a bridgehead along the Main. Some 50 miles northeast, near the town of Hammelburg, was a stalag filled with Allied prisoners of war. Hammelburg was in the path of General Alexander Patch's...

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