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Introduction

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter introduces George S. Patton as a relatively junior Army officer and focuses on his exploits in Mexico hunting Pancho Villa and his relationship with John J. Pershing. Patton leads the ... More


Off to Paris: Here Come the Americans (28 May–15 December 1917)

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Patton, assigned as a staff officer, deploys to France as part of the lead element of the American Expeditionary Force under General John J. Pershing. Patton sails to France aboard HMS Baltic and ... More


The Tank Master: Patton and the Tank Center (15 December 1917–20 August 1918)

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Patton, after transferring to the United States Tank Corps, is now the head of the nation’s first light tank school. He has yet to develop the reputation for training he will attain by 1938 and show ... More


Conclusion

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Prior to the Great War, George S. Patton was a lowly lieutenant known more for his personal wealth than for military ability. World War I changed all that. Always a driven and intrepid solider, ... More


Combat: St. Mihiel (20 August–14 September 1918)

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

In the late summer of 1918, the American Expeditionary Force has grown enough in size and in structure to participate fully in the war. Though American forces have already been pushed into battle to ... More


The Spoils of War: Rest, Recovery, and Peace (10 October 1918–17 March 1919)

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Patton’s wound is slow to heal; during this time, however, Patton is promoted to colonel. Discharged from the hospital, Patton returns to duty as the war ends. He hopes for the Medal of Honor but is ... More


The War after the War: The Fight for the United States Tank Corps (18 March 1919–December 1921)

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Patton finally returns to the United States and his wife and two young children, whom he has rarely seen since 1916. At the age of thirty-four, Patton is still a colonel and still a part of the ... More


Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Jon B. Mikolashek

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

George S. Patton, one of the United States’ greatest field commanders, played a vital role in American involvement in World War I and the creation of the United States Tank Corps. While most ... More


Land Crabs, Land Ironclads, Landships: The Tank

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter covers the early history of what will become known as the tank and the creation of the United States Tank Corps. Patton is the first “tanker” in American military history. After leaving ... More


The True Test: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive (15 September–10 October 1918)

Jon B. Mikolashek

in Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177908
eISBN:
9780813177915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The Meuse-Argonne offensive is a massive undertaking, the largest operation by the United States Army in World War I. Much larger and size and scope than St. Mihiel, it has a small but important role ... More


Courtney Hicks Hodges: A Biographical Sketch

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125251
eISBN:
9780813135038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This section provides the biography of Courtney Hicks Hodges, who was born in Perry, Georgia, on January 5, 1887. It tells us that he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New ... More


Building the World War II Memorials, 1945–1960

Thomas H. Conner

in War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at the longer aftermath of WWII and traces the creation of the second generation of ABMC sites. Focusing on the process of securing grounds overseas, allowing family members to ... More


Invasion, 1943

Steven Casey

in The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190660628
eISBN:
9780190660659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

John Thompson of the Chicago Tribune accompanied the Eighty-Second Airborne’s parachute drop into Sicily in July 1943, making him the first reporter to set foot on the Axis-controlled continent of ... More


Counterattack from the South

Peter Schrijvers

in The Unknown Dead: Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123523
eISBN:
9780813134826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Allied forces' counterattack from the southern shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge. It discusses the combined offensive launched by George S. Patton's five divisions on a ... More


Eliminating the Bulge

Peter Schrijvers

in The Unknown Dead: Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123523
eISBN:
9780813134826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Allied forces' efforts to flatten the “bulge” during the final stages of the Battle of the Bulge. The Allied offensive phase started in earnest on January 3, 1945, led by ... More


Breakout

Steven Casey

in The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190660628
eISBN:
9780190660659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0017
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

When the Allies finally broke out of Normandy toward the end of July 1944, they did not receive a universally good press. Pyle almost became a victim of friendly fire, as a massive Allied bombing ... More


Victory in Tunisia

Steven Casey

in The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190660628
eISBN:
9780190660659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

The arrival of British troops under General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery in the spring of 1943 made victory in Tunisia likely, but American correspondents preferred to focus on their own hero, George ... More


Into the Reich

Steven Casey

in The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190660628
eISBN:
9780190660659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0020
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

The news blackout during the fighting in the Bulge was only the most eye-catching attempt by the military to keep an aspect of the war hidden. The role of black troops had long been masked, and now ... More


Lifting the Siege of Bastogne

Peter Schrijvers

in The Unknown Dead: Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123523
eISBN:
9780813134826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Allied forces' lifting of the Siege of Bastogne in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. This engagement started on January 3, 1945, and after barely five days, the final ... More


Transportation

Robert L. Fuller

in The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944--1946

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176628
eISBN:
9780813176659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176628.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The Americans requisitioned all means of transportation to move and supply their troops. This, too, required much cooperation by the French. The Red Ball Express was a largely successful experiment ... More


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