Historian Kevin Hymel Retraces Patton's Battlefields as Research for New Book | Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours

Historian Kevin Hymel Retraces Patton’s Battlefields as Research for New Book

Kevin Hymel at Fort Jeanne d’Arc
Historian Kevin Hymel visited the guns of Fort Jeanne d’Arc outside of Metz, France, during his research trip to Europe.

Historian Kevin M. Hymel, who leads our In Patton’s Footsteps Tour, recently traveled to Europe for a week to retrace General George S. Patton’s battlefields as part of his research on his upcoming book, Patton’s War: An American General’s Combat Leadership, Volume 2: August 1-December 31, 1944. He began in France and continued to the German border cities along the Saar River before traveling on to Luxembourg and Belgium. Although he has been to many of these locations before on his tours, he wanted to conduct a detailed examination to ensure the accuracy of the information in the book.

Patton’s War: An American General’s Combat Leadership, Volume I, November 1942 -July 1944, was released last November and is now in bookstores. The book covers Patton’s career from Operation Torch when he assaulted the beaches of Morocco, through to the North African campaign, the battle for Sicily, and the rest of Patton’s time in Sicily, England, and France, right up to the night before his Third Army became operational on the continent.

Patton’s War is a must read for anyone interested in America’s iconic World War II general.

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