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General George Patton and the 1943 Battle of El Guettar , National World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA
Military historian Leo Barron talked about how General George Patton commanded troops in the Battle of El Guettar, which happened about a month after the February 1943 U.S. defeat in the Battle of Kasserine Pass. Mr. Barron is the author of “Patton’s First Victory: How General George Patton Turned the Tide in North Africa and Defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar.”
C-SPAN Interview at Pima Air Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Patton at the Battle of the Bulge Leo Barron talked about his book Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General’s Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne, in which he tells the story of General Patton’s charge into the Belgian town of Bastogne to break up the German forces and help bring an end to World War II. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Tucson, Arizona, from September 3-9 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
Christmas at Bastogne: The German Offensive on Christmas '44, Officer's Club, Fort Snelling, MN
Leo Barron and Don Cygan, authors of No Silent Night, and combat veterans of Bastogne will explore a much-overlooked battle that was a turning point in the Battle of the Bulge. This is tentatively scheduled at 7 pm on 11 Dec. Leo Barron will present Patton at the Battle of the Bulge at 12 pm on 12 Dec. Click on the link to play the videotaped presentation.
Patton at the Battle of the Bulge Radio Interview on the Alvin Jones Show
I'll be talking about my latest book, Patton at the Battle of the Bulge, from 11:15 on WHNC-AM 890 and WCBQ-AM 1340. Just click on the link. It will take you to the Alvin Jones Wesbite, and then hit play.