Gamal Abdul Nasser found out the hard way about the objective analysis of military history. Not once, but twice the principles of Heinz Guderian was unleashed on him to destroy his army. The opponent who studied the armoured blitzkrieg, the IDF.
There is probably not much new in military strategy.
I always felt that Patton learned much from Confederate Guerrilla leader John Mosby who was often a house guest of the Pattons. Patton would ride with Mosby around their ranch and learn lessons of war. George JR. was only a boy at the time but already determined to be a general.
One of Patton’s Grandfathers was a Confederate General and the other a Confederate Colonel.