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Sixty plus years after his death and becoming an American icon with no equal World War II, General George S. Patton stands out in the American conscious better than any other general. As a combat general he was unequaled, fearless, brave to a fault and keenly aware his destiny was in the hands of the Almighty.

Hundreds of books, motion pictures, documentaries and countless studies have be done about him. Those that knew him, worked for him, read about him and historians who have studied him have all had some sort of love/hate relationship about him or his tactics yet there are few who have an ambivalence of him and most come away in awe of the man.

Patton's Third Army Living Historians have travelled all over the USA and abroad to educate and display life as it happened for The Greatest Generation and is brought to you free of charge.


This web site is dedicated to the preservation of his history and his command, Third Army, through living historians of today who actively have researched every aspect of his of his military life and those of his immediate circle.

Patton Third Army, Living Historians have studied all the Battles the Third Army fought, under what conditions, the various strategies and equipment that was used. Over years they have acquired proper uniforms, restored the equipment & vehicles allowing them to authentically re-create and re-enact the period and bring history alive to audiences all over the world.

In his life time he was the most feared and respected combat general on both sides of the war. He won the war on the field of battle but lost the war in the political field with the High Command of the American Army. His vision of the future leads him on a collision course with command. He was never quite able to convince his superiors that he was not the enemy when it came to getting permission to continue to fight the war as he saw fit.

Historians today now see the war from the advantage of 20/20 hind sight and their are many who believe if he had been allowed to fight as he wanted to the war in Europe would have ended by November of 1944 saving some 10 million lives on both sides, civilian and combatants.

The veterans who fought the war are leaving us at a rate of about 1,500 a day and some two thirds of them are no longer with us. Most are in their 80's with failing health and within the next twenty five years they will have all gone.

Above all is our willingness to honor them and their fallen comrades. We do this by restoring and preserving what is left and using it to tell their story. You will read about the war, the men who fought it, the museums and the living
historians, collectors and preservationist who have spent countless hours and dollars to preserve their memory.

Over 50 million people lost their lives in World War Two. You must ask yourself why they died and for what reason. When you know the answers to those questions you will know why we honor our Veterans. Freedom is not Free it has a high cost.

Patton Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Story of Patton and his Third Army, Hidden in Print for 75 years
“The Images Uncovered”

I am pleased to announce that the first book on a series of books I have written is now available.
Copies are now available using this link. https://www.createspace.com/5616230 

The book is also now available, world wide, through Amazon,

Book Set One

Most, who know me, will tell you how excited I am. The “Patton Hidden in Plain Sight” series of books has been one of the hardest things I have ever done.  It was worth doing because we owe so much to the Greatest Generation, the generation of our parents and grandparents.

This is the first of four books in a series called “Patton Hidden in Plain Sight, The Story of Patton and his Third Army, Hidden in Print for 75 years. The “Images Uncovered” is the photo-book in the series and can be read without having to have the other three in the series. The rest of the series, a triogy, will not be available until mid to late 2016. This book has many photograpghs not found in other books, some in color for the first time. If you are a General Patton fan, or are just curious about him, this book gets to the truth and separates fact from fiction. This book is endorsed by George Patton Waters, one of the grandsons to General Patton. It is also endorsed by noted author Robert Hayes who helped General Oscar Koch write G2-Intelligence for Patton.

The Images Uncovered

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A treasure of meaningful images
1st reviews in from Amazon

By Robert on November 9, 2015
Verified Purchase
Denny Hair has done a remarkable job of putting together a valuable collection of photos of Gen. George S. Patton Jr. and others, along with the varied physical elements (both internal and external) related to his command of the U.S. Third Army and its march across Europe in World War II. The title—“in Plain Sight” notwithstanding—many of these surely were stored away in remote locations where they rarely if ever would have been seen by the general public, or even military historians. To have them all together in the pages of a single book gives anyone interested in Patton himself or the war in general a treasure of meaningful images. Through the photos and just enough descriptive information to put them into context, Hair takes the reader from pre-European invasion days all the way through to the end of the war. He provides through-the-lens views of virtually every aspect of combat as it happened in the Patton command……

A Great Study of Patton
By D.W.DAVIS U.S. Army [retired] on November 2, 2015 Great book / well researched / highly recommended for the military historian

Finally a book that describes the inside story of General ...
By Alan T. Jones on November 9, 2015
Finally a book that describes the inside story of General Patton, and his 3rd Army. This book is a must for historians, and anyone interested in reading about General Patton, and 3rd Army.

Will be of great interest for military historians and Patton fans By C. O'Connor on November 5, 2015 Interesting view of General Patton, presenting many not widely known historical events and published photographs. Will be of great interest for military historians and Patton fans.

By LeslieD

Captivating images and wonderful story of Patton's life.

“The Images Uncovered”
The is the photo book, a coffee table book that is a result of thousands of hours of research and covers new information about General George S. Patton Jr. Many of the images have been colorized and some have never before been published and Hidden in Plain Sight since WWII. There are images from the rare and top secret Third Army After Action reports and many not seen since they were first printed in 1945. Included are rare personal accounts from General Patton’s staff with insider’s view of Patton’s Third Army Headquarters.

You can follow General Patton, through the “Images Uncovered” from his doubts to his triumphs as he leads the famous United States Third Army across Europe. Many of the images are from General Patton’s own collection, the Library of Congress and the Patton Museum at Fort Knox. Thousands of sources were researched to correct the misconceptions and separate the facts from the fiction, and the movie and his career.

The book has been meticulously researched for almost ten years and is the first of a series of books covering Patton and his Third Army in WWII. This is a stand along book and a companion book to the Patton Hidden in Plain Sight series that will be out in 2016. This book may not be suited for a young audiences due to Patton’s colorful language and descriptive accounts of the Nazi concentration camps that Third Army liberated.

Denny Hair is one of the world's foremost experts on General Patton. As such, he's been a guest lecturer on the life and times of General Patton at hundreds of events, including veteran reunions, military history museums and lectures in the United States, as well as abroad. He was honored to be the guest lecturer for the United States Army to commemorate the 64th Anniversary of General Patton's death in Heidelberg Germany, the hospital where Patton died.

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OCTOBER 03, 2015

Three new videos from WWII Days 2015 have been added!

JULY 02, 2015

Video from Armed Forces Day event at the Texas State Railroad, Memorial Day Weekend 2015

JUNE 15, 2015

Lucky Forward - Volume 03 Number 02
June 15 2015

APRIL 29, 2015

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MARCH 9, 2015

Our World War II Era Technical Manual Section Is Coming Together!

DECEMBER 22, 2014

Lucky Forward - Volume 03 Number 01
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