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Inside History of War magazine issue 103, on sale now, read about the complex character of George Smith Patton Jr — simultaneously the most celebrated and controversial Allied generals who served during the Second World War. A dashing cavalryman, fencer and Olympic pentathlete, Patton’s early study of armoured warfare during the First World War made him one of the US Army’s foremost experts on the use of tanks on the battlefield.

For this cover feature, History of War spoke with Kevin Hymel, historian for the U.S. Army, and author and WWII expert Steve Zaloga. They discuss Patton’s tactical prowess on the battlefield, as well as how he earned a fearful reputation among some of his men — even if, as Eisenhower would later say, he “struck terror at the hearts of the enemy.” 

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History of War issue 103 Patton spread

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America's Few magazine spread in History of War issue 103

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History of War WWI fighter spread

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History of War Great Battles spread issue 103

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History of War Victoria Cross Heroes spread issue 103

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History of War issue 103 spread, at the gates of moscow

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