George S. Patton

George S. Patton Was A Dandy.

by Daniel Russ on June 1, 2013

General George S. Patton was known as a dandy. He often wore a gold helmet and carried a six shooter with pearl handles. He also helped to design the tankers uniform  he wore proudly. From Flickr, pictures of his accoutrements from an unidentified museum.               .Source: Flickr   . […]

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  July 24, 1944; it has been seven weeks since the Allies opened a second front against the Third Reich in the daring invasion known as D Day. The Germans however had recovered from the initial shock and were able to cobble together an almost impervious defensive battlefield. The verdant rolling hills of Normandy were […]

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George S. Patton Was The Most Interesting Man In The World.

May 30, 2012
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    He was born George Smith Patton, the son with an illustrious family tree that skeins back all the way to George Washington and the American Revolution. Patton listened to the stories told in his home about cavalry battle by John Singleton Mosby a cavalry officer who served with Jeb Stuart in the Confederate […]

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In A Battle You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, George S. Patton Restored Our Confidence That We Could Beat The Germans.

May 27, 2012

    The Battle of the Kasserine Pass was the worst battlefield loss for the US in WWII. American commanders wanted to see green GIs get a taste of the Wehrmacht. Major General Lloyd Frendenhall was the US commander; mostly known as a trainer of troops he had seen little combat. He spread his lines […]

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Military Anecdote of the Day

June 5, 2009

During the US counter offensive, Third Army General George Patton received a communication from European Command to by pass Trier in Western German as it would require 4 divisions to assault. He sent a reply “Have already taken Trier with two divisions. Shall I give it back?” Related Posts:Military Anecdote of the DayGermany In Denmark […]

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Military Anecdote of the Day

June 4, 2009

When inclement weather delayed General George S. Patton’s advance before the Ardennes Offensive, Patton is said to have summoned Third Army Chaplain James H. O’ Neill. “Chaplain,” Patton said, “I want you to publish a prayer for good weather. I’m tired of these soldiers having to fight mud and floods as well as Germans, See […]

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