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Patton's tactician : the war diary of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes

Patton's tactician : the war diary of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes / Geoffrey Keyes ; edited by James W. Holsinger Jr.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2024]
Physical Description
xxiii, 461 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
"Nineteen months after Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor and forced the United States to enter World War II, boats carrying the 7th US Army landed on the shores of southern Sicily. Dubbed Operation Husky, the campaign to establish an Allied foothold in Sicily was led by two of the most noted American tacticians of the twentieth century: Major General George S. Patton Jr. and Major General Geoffrey Keyes. While Patton is the renowned subject of numerous books and films, Keyes's life and achievements have gone unrecognized, but his anonymity is by no means an accurate reflection of the value of his contributions and dedicated service in World War II and the Cold War. Patton's Tactician: The War Diary of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes is the first transcribed edition of Keyes's personal diary to be published. Edited by James W. Holsinger Jr., the diary begins in October 1942, prior to the invasion of French Morocco and Keyes's engagement in World War II and the Cold War. Holsinger has integrated a variety of related sources, including correspondence between Keyes, Patton, and Eisenhower. A day-to-day chronicle of Keyes's experiences in the World War II Mediterranean theater and the early days of the Cold War in occupied Germany and Austria, Patton's Tactician is an invaluable primary source that offers readers a glimpse into the mind of one of America's most distinguished World War II corps commanders"-- Provided by publisher.
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War diary of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes
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Online version: Keyes, Geoffrey, 1888-1967 Patton's tactician Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2024
Added to Catalog
February 08, 2024
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: A biographical sketch of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes
Operation Torch and the North African Campaign
Operation Husky and the Sicilian Campaign
Crossing the Rapido
On to Rome
The river crossings
The end of the war
The Occupation of Germany
High Commissioner for Austria
Appendix A
Appendix B
Oral history interviews.

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