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This meant they would intentionally sink their ships to create the temporary, portable harbors. After 10 days of intense fighting, Sixth Panzer Army abandoned its attempts to cross Elsenborn Ridge and sought other routes. It was not known how the defending French forces would react. On September 24th, he ordered General Bedell Smith, his Chief of Staff, to call Patton on the phone, trying to clear up the incident without the necessity of employing more radical measures. When the war against the Taliban winds down in a few months we are going to have to give up all POWs. Lethal experiments took place and death was an everyday thing. Allied losses—the majority of them incurred during the first week—included 90, men, tanks and aircraft, but they could make up these losses.
“I have just pissed into the Rhine River. For God’s sake, send some gasoline.” – Patton
The kind of man that I want in my command is just like the lieutenant in Libya, who, with a Luger against his chest, jerked off his helmet, swept the gun aside with one hand, and busted the hell out of the Kraut with his helmet. I wanted to go get a deeper and, hopefully, unbiased, picture of Patton. There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. All other Patton biographies are just too short or too admiring to be worth teh time of the serious reader who wants to really understand what drove this complex man to lead the way he did and why he made the decisions he made. There was probably never a man who knew more about military history than he. The firepower from their guns left the narrow roads choked with wrecked vehicles, in addition to those that broke down on their own from mechanical failure. It joined the 9th Armored, several artillery battalions, and infantrymen defending Bastogne and the small towns around it.
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About 50 yards away, he heard someone shouting to surrender and he wanted no part of that. Exhibit shows how prisoners were hung from hooks in the crematorium. A person might go to great lengths to show their support for their nation. There is genuine insight into Patton's agony and self-doubt; the nearly crippling effects of his dyslexia misunderstood then which meant he had to work harder than anyone else; his self-conscious decision to create his persona as a profane hardass to earn respect, etc. It was a stalemate that could be broken. The author really loves his subject even when he describes Patton's weaknesses.
Patton wrote the following in a letter to General Dwight D. It was the end of Rommel in North Africa. His face was awful red, and he must have been about froze riding in that open jeep. And what did our most successful general in the European war get for his efforts? He also read Shakespeare and Measure for Measure: The only slow part of the book was the interwar years of the s and early 30s, and that is because it was in many ways the most inane periods in US history.