Patton's Iron Cavalry - The Impact of the Mechanized Cavalry on the U.S. Third Army Page: 37
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MAP 1. Holding the Southern Hinge of Third Army. 2nd MCG 13-23 August 1944. Map courtesy of Mariann K.
The Dragoons held their positions in the Nantes- Angers region for ten days, until 23
August, when Third Army relieved the group from VIII Corps and attached it to XII Corps, then
conducting offensive operations in Central France heading towards the province of Lorraine.
The group moved a distance of nearly 200 miles to join the corps that was operating 70 miles to
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Nance, William Stuart. Patton's Iron Cavalry - The Impact of the Mechanized Cavalry on the U.S. Third Army, thesis, May 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc68023/m1/43/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .