By Robert S. Allen,John Nelson Rickard
Soldier, journalist, and Soviet undercover agent Robert S. Allen (1900--1981) used to be a deeply arguable determine. After serving in France in the course of global struggle I, he left the army, solid a winning occupation as a syndicated columnist, or even rose to develop into the Washington, DC, bureau leader for the Christian technological know-how Monitor. in this interval, he built a sideline as a paid informant for the KGB. nonetheless, Allen lower back to the military following America's access into global warfare II and served as normal George S. Patton's leader of scenario and govt officer for operations. He used to be thought of such an expert on Patton after the conflict that 20th Century-Fox requested him to enhance a movie script in regards to the general.
In Forward with Patton, John Nelson Rickard offers a whole, annotated variation of Colonel Allen's global warfare II diary for 1944-1945. The entries mirror Allen's inner most concepts on his reviews, supply perception into the employment of the 3rd military employees, and survey the strengths and weaknesses of person employees individuals. in addition they offer a useful and infrequent point of view of Patton, with whom Allen labored heavily whereas amassing intelligence, and whom he deeply widespread. from time to time target and at others intensely own, Forward with Patton deals a particular eyewitness account of 1 of the united states military's most vital armies via one among its so much colourful soldiers.