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Patton, George S. (1885-1945) to Frank Stockdale re: beginning of major assault on the Seigfried line

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06760.07 Author/Creator: Patton, George S. (1885-1945) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1944/11/30 Pagination: 1 p. 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: "We have just started an assault on the Seigfried line this minute...." The "Seigfried line" protected the German homeland from the west. With written postscript.

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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