New York, 1st ed., 1992. 336 pp. D.j., 23 x 15cm. Small red mark to top corner of blank f.f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. For the 3rd U.S. Army under General Patton, V-E Day marked the completion of 281 days of constant battle in the heart of Europe. During this time it engaged in every type of combat except the defensive. This fine-grained study chronicles, day-by-day, the situations which developed and the tactical combinations evolved for their successful solution. Amidst the noise of war and the political chicanery of higher military authorities, the story reveals the unflagging energy of experienced staff, the sterling ability of commanders in the field and, above all, the fighting heart of the American soldier.