SOUTH PARIS — Patricia Probert Gott has just released her 18th book, “General Patton Rescues the Horses.” The book, written from the perspective of Witez II, a magnificent Polish Arabian stallion, tells the true story of how Gen. George Patton and Col. Charles Reed saved hundreds of horses from being slaughtered and eaten by the Russian Red Army near the end of the World War II.

Gen. Patton and Col. Reed, both avid lifelong horse lovers, combined talents to capture and rescue the best-of-the-best breeding stock that the Third Reich had gathered at Hostau Stud Farm in Czechoslovakia, including hundreds of Lipizzans and Arabians.

For horse lovers, this story is epic and could have been devastating for both breeds had it played out differently.

Gott will be signing books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Carousel Horse Farms in Casco. Her books may also be purchased from [email protected],, Kindle eBooks, or locally at Book’s N Things Norway, Smedberg’s Farm Stand in Oxford and Melby’s Market in Waterford. 

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