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Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

Armchair General September 2014 – PATTON: THE MOVIE! From Real to Reel

Armchair General September 2014 – PATTON: THE MOVIE! From Real to Reel

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  • BATTLE STUDIES August 1914: Clash of Armies. French and German armies fought World War I’s first major battles on the Western Front in Alsace and Lorraine, by David T. Zabecki
  • SPECIAL FEATURE Sino-Japanese War, 1979. China sought to “Teach Vietnam a lesson,” yet both sides claimed victory in this short but bloody war, by James H. Willbanks.
  • EXTRA FEATURE The Patton Film: From Real to Reel. The legendary general’s renowned biographer reveals the true story of how the iconic movie was made, by Carlo D’Este.
  • 10 QUESTIONS General Paul X. (“P.X.”) Kelley. Armchair General® interviews the former commander of the U.S. Marine Corps, by John Ingoldsby.
  • CRISIS WATCH Insights on today’s events by strategist Ralph Peters.
  • MAILBAG Letters to Armchair General®
  • INTERACTIVE FEATURES:
    • COMBAT! Screaming Eagles Attack Carentan, 1944. Choose the correct plan for pinned-down paratroopers to capture a key position in France, by John Antal.
    • YOU COMMAND Battle of Cholm Pocket, 1942. As Major General Theodor Scherer, YOU must lead a surrounded battle group in a desperate attack against Red Army forces, by Andrew H. Hershey.
    • YOU COMMAND SOLUTION Historical outcome and winning Reader Solutions to Combat Decision Game #62, Anglo-Egyptian War, 1882.
    • WHAT NEXT, GENERAL? Battle of Culloden, 1746. As Prince Charles Edward Stuart, YOU must decide how your Scottish forces will defeat an English army, by Richard N. Armstrong.

 

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  • 10 QUESTIONS Robert Dalessandro An interview with the chairman of the World War I Centennial Commission.
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