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Topic US 3rd Army
Date 24-Mar-2011

 

The US 3rd Army under Patton during WW2 cut a swath through France and Germany that will probably never be equaled.  Much has been written about Patton and the 3rd Army; one particular quote says a lot:

"The Third under Patton, was probably the cleanest, neatest army that ever fought a war. Patton saw to that. And I've always believed that was one of the reasons it was such a fine army. We hated the rules, but we never lost a battle.

A nice, easy-to-read summary can be found here:  The Third Army in World War II by Charles M. Province