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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.
Patton was as good as his word, abruptly turning the Third Army north (a notable tactical and logistical achievement), disengaging from the front line to relieve the surrounded and besieged 101st Airborne Division trapped in Bastogne.
Patton was still senior to Eisenhower in the Regular Army, but this was soon not the case in the growing conscript army (known as the Army of the United States).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Patton   (5200 words)

 Biography of General George S. Patton, Jr.
Patton decided during childhood that his goal in life was to become a hero.
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.
www.generalpatton.com /biography.html   (1139 words)

 VDH's Private Papers :: What Would Patton Say About the Present War?
Patton had the further idea that after defeating the Nazis, we should not destroy Germany’s armored forces and dismantle its strategic forces, but instead use them as a basis to re-arm the Wehrmacht for the purpose of stopping the Soviets, who enjoyed an enormous superiority in respective land forces on the continent.
Patton’s own general sense was that his Third Army took greater casualties when immobile, not simply because of stiffening enemy resistance, but also because his soldiers were singularly ill-equipped for a war requiring rote, method, and patience.
Patton, who was both learned and yet not smug about the power of the primordial emotions, understood perfectly the irrational nature of warfare, and the effect that utter defeat or glorious victory have upon an otherwise rational people.
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 George Patton
Patton found fame in the conquest of Sicily which followed on from the success of the North African campaign.
Patton commanded American forces in Morocco, Tunisia and Sicily between 1942 and 1943 and in early 1944, he was given command of the American Third Army.
Patton was killed, the result of a road crash, in late 1945 aged 60.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /george_patton.htm   (590 words)

 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.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_patton.html   (980 words)

 George Patton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWpatton.htm   (6702 words)

 Trail of the Hellhound: Charley Patton
Patton's music began to exert considerable influence; guitarist Tommy Johnson had moved to the Dockery vicinity circa 1913 and was soon playing Delta blues including Patton's "Pony Blues." Around 1914, Patton began playing his guitar with members of the Chatmon family, working picnics and frolics.
Patton's hypnotic three-note songs also deeply influenced Clarksdale's John Lee Hooker, who recorded his own version of Patton's "Pea Vine Blues." Bukka White also cited a desire "to come to be a famous man, like Charley Patton," and demonstrated a similar knack for playing dance songs for extended periods.
Patton's grave is located in Holly Ridge, Mississippi, and the tombstone acknowledges his pivotal role in the development of the Delta Blues.
www.cr.nps.gov /delta/blues/people/charley_patton.htm   (511 words)

Rebecca Patton died sometime between 1820 and 1830, and is believed to be buried in the Patton Cemetery.
George Patton was born in Ireland, on May 1, 1769, County of Derry and Parish of Tamlacht, and emigrated to America in 1790.
His eldest son James W. Patton together with his wife Henrietta K. succeeded to the homestead at the corner of Chestnut and Charlotte Streets, and among James Patton Sr.'s effects was found an extraordinary autobiography relating to his life from the time of his migration to this county.
www.obcgs.com /patton.htm   (5294 words)

 Memorable Quotes from Patton (1970)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Patton: When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do.
Patton: There's only one proper way for a professional soldier to die: the last bullet of the last battle of the last war.
Patton: Were not just going to shoot the bastards, were going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads on our tanks.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0066206/quotes   (1999 words)

 The Claremont Institute: Footnotes to Greatness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Patton's bombast supposedly proves that he was anti-Semitic, but a prominent trusted military aide, the intelligence officer Colonel Oscar Koch, was Jewish and beloved by Patton—as was his official biographer Martin Blumenson.
Patton was purportedly racist, but more than most other commanders he admired fl units ("I don't give a damn who the man is. He can be a nigger or a Jew, but if he has the stuff and does his duty, he can have anything I've got.
Patton's skills were not those of a diplomat in the politically charged climate at the dawn of the Cold War.
www.claremont.org /writings/crb/spring2004/hanson.html   (2228 words)

 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.
members.ozemail.com.au /~mickay/patton.htm   (3555 words)

 George S. Patton
Here again, Patton was kept in reserve, and was purposely deprived of ammunition and gasoline for his audacity and outspoken politically incorrect views.
The Allies were effectively forced to give Patton the supplies he demanded, and in three days, Patton had shifted the entirety of Third Army some 150 miles, in the middle of winter, to relieve the American 101st Airborne at Bastogne, and ultimately kill or capture the majority of the Axis offensive operation.
Patton’s Third Army was sent to clear Austria - and it turned out to be empty, and he then went on to liberate Austria and Czechoslovakia, as far and as fast as he could, ultimately to be relieved of command for overstepping orders in conjunction with inflammatory remarks made against the Soviets.
www.thelemicknights.org /ootmc/patton/patton.html   (1901 words)

 The Famous Patton Speech
Patton is wrong; we think that what is great and worth preserving about General Patton was expressed in that invasion speech.
Patton's approval was not forthcoming, the entire project was then scrapped, and the master recordings were destroyed.
Patton of the harsh, compelling voice, the lurid vocabulary, the grim and indomitable spirit that carried him and his Army to glory in Africa and Sicily.
www.pattonhq.com /speech.html   (4038 words)

 Review: Patton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Patton was neither cold nor insensitive - he cared deeply about those under his command who stood in the face of enemy fire and refused to yield.
With the exception of Patton, the only character given more than cursory attention is Omar Bradley, who is shown to be a conservative, level-headed antithesis to Patton's impulsive, ill-tempered bluster.
Patton manages the intricate task of presenting personal details in the larger context of their historical backdrop.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/p/patton.html   (1142 words)

 Amazon.com: Patton (1970) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Patton's grasp of the Russians' imperial intentions was legendary, and one wishes that he had been President instead of Roosevelt.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6304935811?v=glance   (2370 words)

 Patton (1970)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Goofs: Continuity: When Patton and Bradley visit the site of the battlefield between the Roman and Carthaginians, the jeep has two stars, though the three star badge was previously affixed to the jeep by Patton's aides.
I am a fan of both General Patton and the movie that captured a portion of his duty in WWII.
It leaves the viewer with the impression that Patton unnecessarily risked GI lives to "make a bigger splash" with his peers and the media.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0066206   (430 words)

 patton movie review, patton film review, George C Scott.
At the film's start Patton stands before a large billboard like American flag and welcomes the new recruits that he will be commanding on their missions in Europe.
Patton proclaims that "We are going to kill these hun bastards by the bushell." The euphumistic words for the Germans such, as Huns and Krauts remind one of the classic Vietnam films where everyone had a colorful name for the enemy.
Patton jokes that with his army, and these SS that he could push the Russians all the way back to Moscow.
www.movieprop.com /tvandmovie/reviews/patton.htm   (610 words)

The showstopper of George C. Scott's career, Patton, is what is meant by "they don't make movies like that anymore." Being re-released in stunning 70-mm widescreen format thirty-two years after it hit the big screen in 1970, it holds its own in the special effects department as well.
Some of them, like Edwards, in roles as Patton's loyal staffers, presumably were in awe of the man as depicted here, though not all for charitable reasons.
In a key battle scene, he places us behind the officers in the lookout where Patton is directing the battle, interestingly removing us from the heat of the action.
www.reelmoviecritic.com /2002/id1965.htm   (580 words)

Patton was one of the most famous generals in the US Army during World War II.
This movie is the apex of the war hero genre, depicting a man that lived for battle, fought for what he believed and expected all others to live up to his expectations.
From the famous opening scene of Patton standing in front of a huge American flag to him shooting at enemy aircraft with his side arm, Patton was a man that commanded as general not from behind as so many did but from the front lines.
www.hometheaterinfo.com /patton.htm   (602 words)

 Patton Township -Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was the first township formed in the Centre Region and was part of Cumberland County prior to the establishment of Centre County in 1800.
He purchased thousands of acres in Patton Township, particularly in the Barrens, to mine the iron ore needed to supply the furnace.
Patton Township's character as a modern suburban and rural residential community began to take shape in the 1950's.
twp.patton.pa.us   (635 words)

 Patton Home Page
Even the opening speech in the film is quoted from the actual Patton speeches.
It is, instead, a captivating portrait of Patton's unique leadership style -- demanding, dynamic, aggressive, but fair.
If you're a teacher who is interested in using this film and you would like these pages to edit and print as your own, they are all available here as Rich Text Format files in one relatively small WinZip package.
www.historyinfilm.com /patton   (350 words)

 Patton (1970)
Patton (1970) is the epic film biography of the controversial, bombastic, multi-dimensional World War II general and hero George S. Patton.
The story was based on two books: Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and A Soldier's Story by General Omar Bradley (portrayed by Karl Malden).
[The screenwriters took excerpts from many of Patton's actual speeches, edited them, and created this enduring scene.] After the anthem concludes, he ends his salute and with a cold, mean look, he delivers his speech to offscreen troops - peppering it with numerous profanities.
www.filmsite.org /patt.html   (784 words)

 Patton Public Library
A history of Patton printed at the time of its Centennial.
The Patton Public Library is cooperating with Patton Pavers to raise money to have the Union Press Courier put on microfilm.
Although we are hoping to receive some funding from both the county and the state, donations from individuals would greatly help advance the project.
www.cclib.lib.pa.us /patton   (128 words)

 Amazon.com: Patton: DVD: George C. Scott,Karl Malden,Stephen Young,Michael Strong,Carey Loftin,Albert Dumortier,Frank ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich.
George C. Scott as Gen. George S. Patton Jr., Karl Malden as Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Stephen Young as Capt. Chester B. Hansen, Michael Strong as Brig.
Henry Davenport, Karl Michael Vogler as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Bill Hickman as Gen. Patton's driver, Pat Zurica as 1st Lt. Alexander Stiller, James Edwards as Sgt. William George Meeks, Karl Malden as Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Stephen Young as Capt. Chester B. Hansen, Michael Strong as Brig.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005PJ8O?v=glance   (2414 words)

 Patton Borough - Home Page
The Patton Easter Festivities will be held on April 15th starting at 1:00 Pm at the Patton Park (fire hall on Magee Ave.
Patton Borough is mourning the loss of our Chief of Police
Patton Boro has a Limited Number of street bricks for Sale (.10 Each) They are available on a first come/ first serve basis.
www.pattonboro.com   (154 words)

 Bungle to FANToMAS: Six degrees of Mike Patton
The multi-member band (whose core members included Patton, guitarist Trey Spruance, bassist Trevor Dunn, saxophonist Clinton "Bar" McKinnon and drummer Danny Heifetz) originally formed back in the mid-Eighties in Eureka, California, while its members were still in high school.
Peeping Tom, for which Patton plays all of the instruments himself, will finally release an oft-delayed debut, and there will be records by Fantomas and Tomahawk, as well as General Patton vs. the X-ecutioners, a collaboration with turntable specialists the X-ecutioners.
And of course, Patton continues to run his label, Ipecac, which will release new material from the likes of Washington, D.C., noise-mongers Orthrelm, British prog-rock duo Guapo and ambient one-man band the Locust.
www.bungletofantomas.com   (1483 words)

 Home - Patton & Patton Software - Flow Chart & Diagram software
Easy to learn basics allow you to concentrate on the work instead of the software.
Patton and Patton Software Corporation has been providing flowcharting and diagramming software since 1982.
We have a long standing tradition for “ease of use” in our programs, and Flow Charting 6 extends this tradition.
www.patton-patton.com   (231 words)

 Opinion8 - Not just one man's opinion
Correcting an oversight on my part, I should point out that I'm now posting occasionally at the Ministry of Minor Perfidy, thanks to their kind offer of a spot amongst their soap-boxes.
Recommended reading, unless your temperament is unsuited to the sound of the estrogen sloshing around the room described in the conference.
As for Assad, and more fully detailed elsewhere, including invective, analysis, and a nicely captioned picture, I hope, for the benefit of my Lebanese friends as well as democracy in that region as a whole, that he remembers that he is not Saddam Hussein and that he does want to cooperate.
opinion8.net   (5164 words)

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