1st ed., 1947. Xi + 244 pp., photo-frontis., + e.p. maps. D.j., 22 x 15cm. The margins of 2 leaves trimmed o/w V.G. The Man in a Helmet is General George S. Patton, who was unquestionably one of the outstanding personalities among the Allied Generals of the Second World War. Rough-tongued, bellicose, an apostle of toughness and an advocate of "aggressive war", Patton provoked "incidents" almost everywhere, the much publicized "face slapping" being just one of them. The author followed General Patton and his Third Army throughout their campaigns in Europe to their triumphal return to America. He can thus give an eyewitness account of this. He also tells the story of the General’s early life and background, and he quotes freely from Patton’s own unorthodox and extremely outspoken statements without bowdlerization.