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  •  Patton: The Updated Cavalry General (5+ / 0-)

    Eisenhower kept Patton around because he knew that the Allies would need a cavalry general able to exploit a breakthrough in the German lines and chivvy them to their defeat.  Patton's clear specialty was exploitation.  His success in an assault battle was the standard for the American commanders of the time.

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 06:05:34 AM PST

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