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General George Patton led the Third Army in a very successful sweep across France during World War II in 1944. He was skilled at tank warfare.
Patton as a young man already preparing for his future.
Patton leading US troops across Europe in a very powerful manner.
Patton strikes two soldiers and then give an apology speech.
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In December of 1945, General George S. Patton broke his neck in a car crash near Mannheim, Germany. He died at the hospital in Heidelberg 12 days after, on December 21, 1945. In 1947, his memoir, War as I Knew It, was published posthumously.
In 1970 the film Patton explored Patton’s complex character, which ran the gamut from seemingly ruthless to surprisingly sentimental. The film garnered seven Academy Awards. To this day,
Patton is considered one of the most successful field commanders in U.S history.
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