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Major General Maurice Rose: World War II's Greatest Forgotten Commander


"As distinguished historian Martin Blumenson notes in his Foreword, Steven Ossad and veteran Don Marsh have written a biography of General Maurice Rose, the famed American armor commander, 'with sensitivity and skill'" Prof. A. Harding Ganz, The Journal of Military History, January 2004

“Your biography of Gen. Rose was illuminating. The 3rd Armored Division's accomplishments have been given their due. You have gone a long way in providing valuable insight to their valor and determination.” Maj. General Thomas Tait, Ret., former Commandant, U.S. Army Armor School, August 2003

"Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose was a remarkable officer who established a superb record as a combat leader. First as commander of the 2nd Armored Division’s Combat Command A and then as the commanding general of the 3rd Armored Division, Rose emerged as one of the most aggressive tactical commanders of the war. Whether Rose is "World War II’s greatest forgotten commander" is certainly debatable, but Ossad and Marsh have filled a huge gap in the war’s historiography by outlining the career of this legendary leader." Col. Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret., Ph.D., Army Magazine, August 2003

"During the Battle of the Bulge his 'daring, boldness, guile, and strength of will' emerged and showed him to be 'one of the greatest division commanders ever produced by our country' Hyperbole? Perhaps, but the authors convinced me that the name of Maurice Rose should be remembered along with that of General Patton." William F. Gavin, The Washington Times, August 17, 2003

"Rose became the highest-ranking American Jewish officer ever killed in battle. The incident even sparked a war crimes investigation. This book and its findings might be considered the final chapter in the investigation." Paul DeGaeta, Herald Tribune (FLA), September 4, 2003

3rd Armored Division
Wartime Publications

Spearheading with the Third Armored Division, 1945