4 star general in WWII George S. Patton, could write a book about him here (and many have) Memorable for his profanity-laden speech's. Commanded troops in North Africa, Sicily and the E.T.O. (also served in WWI and spanish-border campaigns) During command of 3rd army in Europe they advanced further, captured more enemy prisoners and liberated more territory in less time then any army in history! Would of done even greater feats if his supply could keep up :) Absolutely fascinating man
Rommel & his army retreated to the mts of Tunisia to regroup with other German divisions. He gained ground in Feb, then lost his nerve & withdrew to the south, where he took a drubbing from the UK. Devastated he flew to Berlin to ask Hitler to pull out of N Africa, & was put on sick leave. Without their leader, Germ forces still inflicted damage, especially among inexperienced US troops. But improved Sherman tanks with 75-mm guns helped neutralize the Panzers. So did the arrival of George Patton
"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." - George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian
Hittin' It! - FULL MOVIE - Watch Free Full Movies Online: click and SUBSCRIBE Anton Pictures FULL MOVIE LIST: www.YouTube.com/AntonPictures - George Anton - College roommates, Morris (Walker Howard) and Malik (Maurice Patton) can't wait until Uncle Fredo (Luther Campbell) leaves them with the keys to the phattest crib on the beach. But just when they're about to teach Miami's finest ladies how to party, Malik's crazy Cousin E (A.J. Hohnson) crashes the bash. Things get out of ha...
American generals WW2: seated left to right are William H. Simpson, George S. Patton, Jr., Carl Spaatz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, Courtney H. Hodges, and Leonard T. Gerow; standing are Ralph F. Stearley, Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Walter Bedell Smith, Otto P. Weyland, and Richard E. Nugent. Circa. 1945.
My reason for recommending it is my belief that only through first-hand knowlege of the ideas of this almost indiscribably terrible man can we get some understanding of 20th Century history. It should be read in its original German; translations lose many of the book's affective connotations. This copy was dedicated to the Huntington Library by General George Patton.
The Navy's oldest aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (right), passes the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush, during a transit of the Strait of Bab el Mandeb. George H.W. Bush arrives in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to take over operations for Enterprise. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr.)
Senior American military officials of World War II. Seated (from left to right) Gens. William H. Simpson, George S. Patton, Carl A. Spaatz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, Courtney H. Hodges, and Leonard T. Gerow; standing (from left to right) Gens. Ralph F. Stearley, Hoyt Vandenberg, Walter Bedell Smith, Otto P. Weyland, and Richard E. Nugent.
50 Greatest Oscar Moments And the Academy Award goes to... # 7 - Patton Makes A StandThe Moment: George C. Scott wins Best Actor at the 43rd Academy Awards, despite advising the Academy in advance he would refuse his nomination. Why It's Great: Scott's memorable summation of the ceremony as "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons."
“That Redford fellow is good. Brando. ‘Patton’ - George C. Scott. But the best of the bunch is Garner - James Garner. He can play anything. Comedy, westerns, drama - you name it. Yeah, I have to say Garner is the best around today. He doesn’t have to say anything - just make a face and you crack up.” - John Wayne
1916 DODGE: By July 15, 1916, General Pershing’s original request for six Dodges to be used in the Mexican Expedition against Pancho Villa had grown to 150. Lt. George Patton, Jr., took 15 men and three Dodges into the first mechanized cavalry charge of U.S. Army lore. About this time, the dry multiple disc clutch replaced the cone.
Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. - George S. Patton
George C. Scott (aka George Campbell Scott) (1927 - 1999) Actor, Director, Producer - In 1971, won Oscar for Best Actor in "Patton" 1971 - Refused to accept the nomination and the award, because he did not feel himself to be in any competition with other actors. Frank McCarthy, the film's producer, accepted the award on Scott's behalf at the ceremony, but returned it to the Academy the next day in keeping with Scott's wishes. Nominated in 1972 for "The Hospital" 1971 & 60, 62 - "RIP"
George S. Patton, Sr. was a Confederate Colonel during the Civil War. He served in the 22nd VA Infantry of the army of the CSA. He was killed at the Battle of Opequon, also known as the Third Battle of Winchester. The Confederate Congress had promoted him to brigadier general; however, he had already died of battle wounds, so that promotion was never official. He was married to Susan Thornton Glassell. One of their grandsons was World War II hero George S. Patton.
In August 1863, Union general William Woods Averell led a 600-mile raid culminating in the Battle of White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County. Col. George S. Patton, grandfather of the legendary World War II general, met Averell with a dedicated Confederate force. After a fierce two-day battle, Patton defeated Averell, forcing him to retreat. In his book, Civil War historian Eric J. Wittenberg presents an in-depth analysis of the important battle.
George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was an officer in the United States Army best known for his leadership as a general during World War II. He commanded corps and armies in North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations. In 1944, Patton assumed command of the U.S. Third Army, which under his leadership advanced farther, captured more enemy prisoners, and liberated more territory in less time than any other army in history.
Wedding photo of General George Patton and Beatrice Ayer.Throughout his miliatry career, George wrote the most beautiful love letters to Beatrice - "I love you so, Bea ... I am not so hellish young and it is not spring, yet still I love you just as much as if we were 22 again on the baseball grandstand at West Point the night I graduated."
Portable altar with three panels that fold into a compact, fabric-lined carrying case with a leather strap handle. Used by Father George R. Metcalf of St. Paul, Minnesota. Metcalf served as chaplain for General George S. Patton during World War II. The style of the military uniforms depicted in the painting suggest that the altar was originally used during World War I.