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  George S. Patton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patton was an intelligent child, intensively studying classical literature and military history from a young age, but likely suffered from an undiagnosed case of dyslexia, the consequences of which would haunt him throughout his schooling.
However, while Patton was temporarily relieved of his duty, his prolonged stay in Sicily was interpreted by the Germans to be indicative of an upcoming invasion of southern France and later, a stay in Cairo was interpreted as an upcoming invasion through the Balkans.
Patton was still senior to Eisenhower, in the Regular Army, but this was soon not the case in the growing draft army (known as the Army of the United States).
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 Biography of General George S. Patton, Jr.
During the competition Patton was docked for missing the target, though he contended the lost bullet had simply passed through a large opening created by previous rounds from the.38, which left considerably larger holes.
Patton continually exposed himself to gunfire and was shot once in the leg while he was directing the tanks.
Patton commanded the Seventh Army until 1944, when he was given command of the Third Army in France.
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 The Assassination Of General George Patton
Patton was SENTENCED TO DEATH by the directors of the scenario.
Patton's difficulties with the WAR POWERS over the occupation of Germany were so great that Eisenhower stripped him of his position as Commander of the Third Army, and stuck him with the command of a secondary unit.
Patton knew he was in danger of death, and confided as much to his family and close friends.
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 George Patton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
George Patton was an American general in World War Two - and probably one of her most controversial.
George Patton was born in 1885 in California.
Patton was killed, the result of a road crash, in late 1945 aged 60.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
In November 1917, Patton was one of the first men detailed to the newly established Tank Corps of the United States Army and was assigned the task of organizing and training the 1st Tank Brigade near Langres, France.
In July 1940, Patton was appointed to the command of a brigade of the 2d Armored Division at Fort Benning, Ga. Less than a year later he was given command of the division and promoted temporarily to the rank of major general.
Patton's four corps had pierced these defenses by the end of February, and by mid-March had pushed forward through the Eifel to gain control of the Moselle from the Saar River to Coblenz and of the Rhine from Andernach to Coblenz.
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 MANLYWEB.COM - RealMen - George Patton
George Smith Patton was born in 1885 in San Gabriel, California.
Patton excelled at athletics, participating in football and track, and setting a record in the 200 yard low hurdles.
Patton stayed with General Pershing when he was appointed head of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I..
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 George Patton
Patton restarted the course and graduated in 1909 (46/103) and won a commission in the cavalry.
Patton warned the members of the 45th Division to watch out for this treachery and to "kill the s.o.b.'s" unless they were certain of their real intention to surrender.
Patton was a swaggering bigmouth, a Fascist-minded aristocrat, the last of our generals to call the Germans "the Hun." His horizons were limited; he was born for war, as he freely confessed.
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 General George S. Patton, Jr. Tribute Revolver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
George S. Patton was leading a caravan of three automobiles on a journey to purchase food for the troops.
George Patton fired back with his pistol and later recounted the details to his father -- "I fired back five times with my new pistol and one of them ducked back in the house.
The recoil shield depicts General Patton in a fleece-collared jacket during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944.
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 Bob Tuley - General George S Patton
When he saw what the Germans had done to the Jews and Gypsies of Europe he was so disgusted that he immediately enacted a strict policy forcing all German citizens in neighboring cities and towns to tour the camps to witness the result of their their hateful nationalism.
Patton personally drove a tank through the "strip" of bars and cat houses across the river at Phenix City Alabama whose residents frequently robbed, beat and even murdered soldiers on weekend pass.
When Patton was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, the white trash of Junction City's honky-tonk row captured and threatened to kill one of his fl non-commissioned officers.
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 General George Patton - US Third Army
Patton was not only a student of military history, he was also a profound student of leadership, and one of the most remarkable practitioners of conscious leadership techniques ever.
It should be noted, however, that while Patton's showy mannerisms are commented on endlessly, his success was fundamentally based on his life-long studies, and his solid knowledge of basically everything there was to know about his craft.
Minus the profanity that Patton made famous, this book uses many speeches and talks to the troops that exemplify the leadership principles that helped Patton lead his men to victory.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Barracks/2911/b/patton.html   (686 words)

 George Smith Patton, Major General, United States Army
George S. Patton, who was the son of the famous World War II General and who became a Major General in the Army himself, died June 27, 2004, at his home in Hamilton, Mass., at age 80.
George Patton Jr., Patton's oldest son, who lives with his mother Joanne, said he will be the "man of the house" now that his father is gone.
Patton was interred in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery in a simple pine box made by the sisters of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., from trees grown on the property.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /gspatton.htm   (3183 words)

 George Patton
George Patton led the way in introducing armored warfare into the U.S. Army and later proved to be one of the most outstanding frontline commanders of World War II.
During the operation, Patton had his initial experience with motorized vehicles and gained some notoriety when he confronted a group of horse-mounted Villistas from his motorcar and killed several with his revolver.
Patton assisted in planning the American landings in North Africa and commanded the Western Task Force during the actual operation.
www.carpenoctem.tv /military/patton.html   (1267 words)

 Patton - K Troop - 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment - Hosted By Bob Hersey
George S. Patton is the son of the famous W.W.II general, Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
Colonel Patton was born Georges S. Patton, IV but legally changed his name and dropped the roman numerals.
Patton retired from the Army in 1980 and retired to his home in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
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 AllRefer.com - Patton, George Smith, Jr. (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Despite a brilliant record, a much-publicized incident (Patton slapped a soldier suffering from battle fatigue) cost him his command and delayed until Aug., 1944, promotion to the permanent rank of major general.
Early in 1944 he was given command of the 3d Army, which spearheaded the spectacular sweep of U.S. forces from Normandy through Brittany and N France, relieved Bastogne in Dec., 1944 (see Battle of the Bulge), crossed the Rhine (Mar., 1945), and raced across S Germany into Czechoslovakia.
Patton was fatally injured in an automobile accident in Germany.
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 General Patton
Patton drove the tankers hard, sometimes expecting them to go without sleep for 36 hours at a stretch, but they learned their craft his tankers would be used to deliver the first American jolt to the Germans.
Patton's first job was to restore the morale and discipline of the dispirited troops of his new command.
George Patton's ambition as a boy was to be a general, a hero and a warrior.
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 American Experience | Battle of the Bulge | People & Events
Patton distinguished himself in various World War II campaigns including the invasion of North Africa and the capture of Sicily.
Patton's expertise in tank command helped frustrate the December 1944 German counteroffensive in the Ardennes at the Battle of the Bulge.
In April 1945, Patton was promoted to temporary four-star general, but was removed by Eisenhower from his leadership of the Third Army for making inflammatory remarks concerning the denazification policies.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/bulge/peopleevents/p_patton.html   (223 words)

 Patton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patton is a surname most commonly associated with the American General George S. Patton.
George Patton IV, son of the American General
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patton   (97 words)

 George Patton
George Patton on April 5, 1945 writes his friend Brig-General Beverly F. Browne an exceptional battlefield enclosing an unsigned copy of his General Orders Number 70 to the "Officers and Men of the Third Army and To Our Comrades Of the XIX Tactical Air Command".
Despite a brilliant record, a Patton was relieved from his command and his promotion to the permanent rank of major general delayed until Aug., 1944 because he slapped a soldier suffering from battle fatigue.
As Military Governor of Bavaria, Patton was criticized for leniency to Nazis.
www.georgepatton.net   (871 words)

 George S. Patton Memorial Museum (DesertUSA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum was established to honor the late General George S. Patton and the thousands of men who served with him at the Desert Training Center and overseas.
Patton was determined to move fast and to prepare his men well.
With little notice, and to his surprise, Patton was summoned to Washington and then dispatched overseas to start planning Operation Torch, the North African campaign which was to be decisive in Allied victory.
www.desertusa.com /mag99/feb/stories/paton.html   (845 words)

 Patton Museum: The Patton Gallery of The General George Patton Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Patton's passion for armor was evident from the early days of tank warfare.
Patton was the first member of the United States Tank Corps in 1917 (it was abolished in 1920).
Along with the British, Patton's corps achieved victory at the first major American offensive of WWI at St. Miniel in September 1918.
www.generalpatton.org /exhibits/patton_gallery.stm   (276 words)

 MSN Encarta - General Patton
Patton, George Smith (1885-1945), American army officer, born in San Gabriel, California, and educated at the U.S. Military Academy.
After the war Patton served as military governor of Bavaria, but because of criticism of his lenient policy toward the former enemy, he was relieved of the post.
Patton's career is portrayed in the motion picture Patton (1970).
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 Amazon.com: Video: Patton (1970)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
George C. Scott embodies his role so fully, so convincingly, that we can't help but be drawn to and fascinated by Patton as a man who is simultaneously bound for hell and glory.
George S. Patton was the half-crazy, half-genius general who was the main factor in most U.S. victories in North Africa and Italy during World War II, and was a significant factor in Europe as well, albeit sometimes as a decoy.
PATTON is a sweeping epic and a glorification of the complex man George Patton was.
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 General George S. Patton, Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
General George Smith Patton, Jr., was born on November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel, California.
With the formation of the Armored Force in 1940 at Fort Knox, he transferred to the 2d Armored Division at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was named the Commanding General, 2d Armored Division, on April 11, 1941.
On December 21, 1945, General Patton died in Germany as a result of an automobile accident.
www.knox.army.mil /museum/gspatton.htm   (342 words)

 VMI Museum--G.S. Patton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
George S. Patton, VMI Class of 1907, was the third generation of his family to attend VMI.
Young Patton came to VMI to fulfill the family military legacy, but transferred to West Point after one year.
Among the Patton family items exhibited in the VMI Museum are George Patton's VMI uniforms (which he is wearing in the photo above), his shinny helmet, and several firearms carried by Patton.
www.vmi.edu /museum/Patton.html   (131 words)

 General George S. Patton Home Page
Yet, incredibly, General Patton himself was removed from the command of Third Army in disgrace.
In “Patton Uncovered” you can delve into the high-level politics surrounding the military maneuvers, and learn of the deceit, treachery, betrayal and back-stabbing that were commonplace at headquarters.
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 Bibliophile's George S. Patton Page
Vol 2 of the best-seller, traces Patton's exploits during World War 2 - Operations Torch and Husky, controversies with reporters, politicians and the military, the 3rd Army in Europe, Military Governor of Bavaria, his premature death in 1945.
The story of Patton's raid on the Offizierslager (Officers Camp) XIIIB at Hammelburg to free the POWs - inlcuding his son-in-law Lt. Col.
Pattons diary entries from July 1942 to December 1945.
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 Patton (1970)
Patton (1970) is the epic film biography of the controversial, bombastic, multi-dimensional World War II general and hero George S. Patton.
Although George C. Scott portrayed the famous general perfectly and became Scott's archetypal film, the role was also considered by Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger, Lee Marvin, Robert Mitchum and John Wayne.
(George C. Scott) is featured in the opening scene before the backdrop of a huge American flag.
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