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

Jon B. Mikolashek

Abstract

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 literature focuses solely on Patton’s life and performance in World War II, the Great War was a pivotal event in his life and military career. Patton gained his first command in World War I with the United States Tank Corps. As the first “tanker” in United States Army history, Patton set up the first American light tank school and later commanded the 1st Tank Brigade in two campaigns, St. Mihiel and the Me ... More

Keywords: George S. Patton, World War I, American Expeditionary Force, First Tank Brigade, Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813177908
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177908.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon B. Mikolashek, author
United States Army Command and General Staff College