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Patton, George S. (1885-1945) to Renee Stockdale re: a battle involving 15 US Divisions

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06760.02 Author/Creator: Patton, George S. (1885-1945) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1944/01/02 Pagination: 1 p. 25.1 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: Written twenty days before being appointed commander of the Third Army. He notes concerning that battle, involving 15 United States Army Divisions "all but two attacking. Tonight... we may lick him."

Background Information:

People: Patton, George S. (George Smith)., 1885-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Military HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsWorld War IISoldier's LetterBattle

Sub Era: World War II

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