Paths of Armor: The Fifth Armored Division in World War II

Paths of Armor: The Fifth Armored Division in World War II
Author: Vic Hillery
Published: January 23rd 2015 by Uncommon Valor Press
Goodreads Rating: 3.78
ASIN B00SO23YOK
Genre: History
Language English

Paths of Armor, first published in 1950, is the account of the historic 5th Armored Division from the time of its formation in October 1941, to the end of the war in May 1945. Because of the secrecy of its missions and the speed at which the men and equipment moved, the Division was also known as "Patton's Ghosts" (the Division was part of Patton's Third Army), and because of its many successes, as the "Victory Division." Following training in the U.S., the Division transferred to England, and landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on July 24, 1944.

Then followed months of combat as the Division moved across northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and into Germany. In December 1944, the Division took part in the fierce fighting in the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. Included are more than 100 pages of photographs and maps and an appendix with key Division Staff and Unit Citations.