Advance and Destroy: Patton as Commander in the Bulge by John Nelson Rickard Ph.D., Roger Cirillo

By John Nelson Rickard Ph.D., Roger Cirillo

In the wintry weather of 1944--1945, Hitler sought to divide Allied forces within the seriously forested Ardennes sector of Luxembourg and Belgium. He deployed greater than 400,000 troops in a single of the final significant German offensives of the conflict, which turned often called the conflict of the Bulge, in a determined try to regain the strategic initiative within the West. Hitler's attempt failed for numerous purposes, yet many historians assert that Lieutenant common George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd military was once finally accountable for securing Allied victory. even though Patton has assumed a larger-than-life recognition for his management within the years in view that global conflict II, students have paid little awareness to his generalship within the Ardennes following the relaxation of Bastogne.

In boost and wreck, Captain John Nelson Rickard explores the commander's operational functionality through the whole Ardennes crusade, via his "estimate of the situation," the U.S. Army's doctrinal method of problem-solving. Patton's daily situational realizing of the conflict of the Bulge, as printed via extremely intelligence and the impact of the opposite Allied generals on his decision-making, provides readers an in-depth, severe research of Patton's total effectiveness, measured by way of venture accomplishment, his skill to realize and carry flooring, and a cost-benefit research of his operations relative to the lives of his infantrymen. The paintings not just debunks myths approximately certainly one of America's so much debatable generals yet offers new insights into his well known army ability and colourful personality.

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21 The success of both the marshaling of necessary forces and their advance through the Ardennes was heavily dependent on a guaranteed period of bad weather to blind and degrade Allied airpower舗s striking effectiveness beyond the cover afforded by the forest. Model was to execute a frontal penetration attack (Durchbruchsangriff) rather than an envelopment to smash through Twelfth Army Group, destroy the continuity of its front, and advance rapidly west and northwest while simultaneously enveloping the shoulders of the breakthrough.

25 The first MoE is the most basic: mission accomplishment. This entails asking the simple question, did Patton achieve the missions assigned to him by Eisenhower and Bradley in the Ardennes? The second MoE is spatial effectiveness, meaning Patton舗s ability to take and hold ground. The third measurement, casualty effectiveness, is a logical derivative of the first and entails evaluating his effectiveness in inflicting casualties on the Germans while limiting his own. Patton舗s operations came with heavy costs, and it is important to fully appreciate the cost-benefit relationship.

Paper) 舒 ISBN 978-0-8131-3456-7 (ebook) 1. Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945. 2. Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945舑Military leadership. 3. World War, 1939-1945舒Campaigns舒Western Front. I. Title. II. Title: Patton as commander in the Bulge. 54艂219348--dc23 2011023205 This book is printed on acid-free paper meeting the requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence in Paper for Printed Library Materials. Manufactured in the United States of America. Member of the Association of American University Presses The only way you can win a war is to attack and keep on attacking, and after you have done that, keep attacking some more.

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