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Patton"s ill-fated raid

Harry A. Thompson

Patton"s ill-fated raid

by Harry A. Thompson

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Published by Historical Resources Press in Corinth/Denton, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Thompson, Harry A., 1914-,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.,
    • Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography.,
    • Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby Harry A. Thompson ; edited by Karin K. Ramsay.
      GenrePersonal narratives, American., Biography.
      ContributionsRamsay, Karin K.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD805.G3 T525 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 271 p. :
      Number of Pages271
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3573484M
      ISBN 100964251116
      LC Control Number2002106470
      OCLC/WorldCa52773897

      The Hammelburg Raid - Task Force Baum I wrote this paper for the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course. I analyzed a the Hammelburg Raid, an ill-fated rescue attempt. The main controversy is whether General Patton knew that his son-in-law was held at the camp.   The orders came from Patton himself: Take a strike force behind enemy lines--with no air or ground support--and liberate a POW camp at Hammelburg, where Patton's son-in-law was held. Captain Abe Baum and an armored task force answered Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

      Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Raid!: The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission by Richard Baron (, Paperback) at the .   The orders came from Patton himself: Take a strike force behind enemy lines--with no air or ground support--and liberate a POW camp at Hammelburg, where Patton's son-in-law was held. Captain Abe Baum and an armored task force answered the call, crashing through an enemy-held town, plunging into German territory, and fighting their way to Hammelburg.

      : Raid! the Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission () by Richard Baron; Major Abe Baum; Richard Goldhurst and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(39).   Patton claimed after the war he received Bradley’s approval for the raid, though Bradley recalled things differently. At any rate, within the 3d Army, nobody but Patton championed the raid.


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Patton"s ill-fated raid by Harry A. Thompson Download PDF EPUB FB2

This memoir by Harry Thompson tells of his experiences as a soldier in World War II in the European theater of operations. Mr Thompson was captured by German force on day 2 of the Battle of the Bulge.

Pattons ill-fated raid book He remained a prisoner of war until he was liberated at the wars conclusion. The title of this book was an unfortunate choice.5/5(1).

This volume on Pattons ill-fated Hammelburg raid is co-authored by two of the principals involved in the incidenttask force commander Abe Baum himself, and Hammelburg POW Richard Baron.

This account is more detailed and thorough than Whitings book and feels more authentic, if less dramatic/5. Following along in history where the first book "Patton's Vanguard, The United States Army Fourth Armored Division" left off, this edition is also well written and packed full of information and daily updates of the individual units of the 4th Armored Division The 5/5(1).

Anyone interested in World War II and especially the fighting in Germany and General “Blood and Guts” Patton will find this book outstanding.

It is an excellent record of the raid on the prison camp where all of the men and vehicles of the task force were lost. This is a short, punchy, surprisingly well-researched little account of the ill-fated and little known "Raid on Hammelburg," conducted by Patton's Third Army during the waning days of World War Two.

I say "surprisingly well-researched" because Charles Whiting, while a compulsively readable author who wrote history books in the style of novels was, well, also a guy who wrote history books in the /5.

Patton will find this book outstanding, an excellent record of the raid on the prison camp where all men and vehicles of the task force were lost. I too was a lieutenant prisoner at Hammelburg, captured in January during the Battle of the Bulge.'Author: Harry A.

Thompson. This companion volume to the author’s Patton’s Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division covers the final months of combat: the drive to Bitburg; the daring exploitation of the bridgeheads on the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers; Patton’s ill-fated raid to rescue his son-in-law from a prisoner of war camp deep behind enemy.

In the tradition of Saving Private Ryan and Bridge Over the River Kwai, bestselling author James D. Shipman delivers a powerful, action-packed novel that illustrates the long-buried secrets and unending costs of war—based on the true story of General Patton’s clandestine unauthorized raid on a World War II POW camp/5(57).

Written by the men who were there, Raid. is the gripping real-life story of a controversial mission in the heart of World War II. From the belly of a Sherman Tank pelted with enemy fire to the POWs waiting behind wire, this is a thrilling, you-are-there chronicle of human courage -- in the face of impossible odds/5(39).

This companion volume to Patton's Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division covers the final months of combat: the drive to Bitburg; the daring exploitation of the bridgeheads on the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers; Patton's ill-fated raid to rescue his son-in-law from a prisoner of war camp deep behind enemy lines; the first 5/5(1).

This companion volume to the author's Patton's Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division covers the final months of combat: the drive to Bitburg; the daring exploitation of the bridgeheads on the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers; Patton's ill-fated raid to rescue his son-in-law from a prisoner of war camp deep behind enemy lines Author: Don M.

Fox. This memoir by Harry Thompson tells of his experiences as a soldier in World War II in the European theater of operations.

Mr Thompson was captured by German force on day 2 of the Battle of the Bulge. He remained a prisoner of war until he was liberated at the wars conclusion. The title of this book was an unfortunate choice.5/5.

Hampered by ambushes and a lack of fuel and even maps, the raid was a disaster, one of the The camp held some 1, American prisoners, including Patton's son-in-law.

Hampered by ambushes and a lack of fuel and even maps, the raid was a disaster, one of the worst mistakes of Patton's legendary career.4/5. Raid The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission By Richard Baron, Abe Baum and Richard Goldhurst; New York: 's Sons, Witness account by Donald Prell [1] Obit of Abe Baum in the Los Angeles on: Area of Hammelburg Germany.

Get this from a library. Patton's ill-fated raid. [Harry A Thompson; Karin K Ramsay] -- Harold was a prisoner of war in the same camp as Gen Pattoon's son-in-law. He said what happened to him made him what he is American citizen proud to have served as Chief Warrant Officer of. This companion volume to Patton's Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division covers the final months of combat: the drive to Bitburg; the daring exploitation of the bridgeheads on the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers; Patton's ill-fated raid to rescue his son-in-law from a prisoner of war camp deep behind enemy lines; the first Author: Don M Fox.

This companion volume to the author's Patton's Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division covers the final months of combat: the drive to Bitburg; the daring exploitation of the bridgeheads on the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers; Patton's ill-fated raid to rescue his son-in-law from a prisoner of war camp deep behind enemy lines.

Sitting down with the author of Task Force Baum, a dramatic retelling of an ill-fated rescue mission during World War IIAuthor: Christopher Otero. Raid!: The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission by Richard Baron, Richard Goldhurst and Abe Baum (, Hardcover)5/5(1).

Raid. Is a super good true story about the "hair-brained" mission to sent a special task force consisting of 50 vehicles and men, with no air support and no additional ground support, 60 miles behind enemy lines to liberate American officers at a German POW camp, inwhich one of the officers is General Patton's son-in-law.5/5(5).

: Raid: The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission () by Baron, Richard and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.Baum was personally awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by Patton.

Any higher-level award would have required an investigation and Patton was more than a bit eager to put this whole incident behind him. By Colin Fraser for War History Online.

Sources: American Thinker – Fury For Real — Patton’s Raid on Hammelburg; Task Force Baum.Harry S. Thompson of Wolfe City, who survived internment in a German prison camp during World War II, has died at Thompson went on to write of his experiences as a POW in the book "Patton's Ill-Fated Raid" and to make history with a parachute jump at the age of A story is being prepared for Thursday's editions of the Herald-Banner.