Lesson 1 (from Prologue-Chapter 4)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the battle at Metz, France, and what is revealed about politics and war. Patton ordered the battle because Fort Driant was the last obstacle between Patton's army and invasion of Germany. However it is not a battle that is winnable. Even one of Patton's captains writes and tells him that winning is hopeless.
Class Discussion: Why was Patton short of supplies when he ordered the attack on Driant? How did that limit the number of men that could be sent to fight at the fort? Why should he have had more fire power at his disposal? Why were so many supplies given to the British Field Marshall Montgomery? What did Patton feel that Eisenhower based that decision upon? How did Allied politics play a role in shorting Patton on supplies? How did the lack of supplies affect...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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