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The Famous Patton Speech
Pattonhq.com ^ | Charles M. Province

Posted on 06/03/2009 12:42:40 PM PDT by DFG

"Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American."

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TOPICS: History
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"Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"

"This is from from General Alexander, sir, reminding you that you are not to take Palermo."

1 posted on 06/03/2009 12:42:40 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG
"the very idea of losing is hateful to an American"

Well, it used to be, anyway.

2 posted on 06/03/2009 12:46:01 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: DFG

“I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. Just like I’d shoot a snake!”


3 posted on 06/03/2009 12:47:41 PM PDT by meandog (If you don't like pitbulls, don't get one!)
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To: DFG

If General Patton were alive today he would vomit on the very political leaders we now have that are taking our country toward the very thing he defeated.


4 posted on 06/03/2009 12:49:32 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: DFG

Interestingly, Rommel was an infantry officer who only began to lead armored units late in his career. His first book was about infantry in the attack.


5 posted on 06/03/2009 12:49:48 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: GSP.FAN

PING! (obviously)


6 posted on 06/03/2009 12:51:38 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: colorado tanker
Interestingly, Rommel was an infantry officer who only began to lead armored units late in his career. His first book was about infantry in the attack.

Yes, the movie "Patton" took a bit of literary license on that one!

7 posted on 06/03/2009 12:55:22 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: DFG

8 posted on 06/03/2009 12:56:11 PM PDT by shineon
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To: shineon

9 posted on 06/03/2009 12:58:40 PM PDT by shineon
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To: DFG

Commander in Chief is above President “I voted present”’s paygrade.


10 posted on 06/03/2009 12:59:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: shineon

11 posted on 06/03/2009 1:00:38 PM PDT by shineon
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To: DFG
I've read Patton's speech many times before but it's actually been a while since I last read it.

He was a true American hero!

Thanks for posting.

12 posted on 06/03/2009 1:01:06 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: ICE-FLYER

>>If General Patton were alive today he would vomit on the very political leaders we now have that are taking our country toward the very thing he defeated.<<

If General Patton were alive today he would not be granted a commission. He’d never make it past Political Correctness 101 or Rules of Engagement.


13 posted on 06/03/2009 1:03:22 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: colorado tanker

Rommel and Patton had a lot in common. They both liked to play on offense. They both believed in armor and tanks were instrumental to that end in modern warfare. Above all, they were both noble soldiers whose attributes outweighed their faults.


14 posted on 06/03/2009 1:03:54 PM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: Welcome2thejungle
One of the unanswered questions of history is to what extent if any Rommel was involved in the plot against Hitler. At a minimum he was of a mind with the conservative army officers who were very critical of the Nazis.
15 posted on 06/03/2009 1:11:27 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: colorado tanker
"the very idea of losing is hateful to an American"
Well, it used to be, anyway.

That was before we had to get permission from some desk jockey in Washington and a dozen lawyers to shoot back.

16 posted on 06/03/2009 1:16:56 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Baraq Hussein 0bama - Enemy of America!)
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To: colorado tanker

Well, one thing we know: Rommel was forced to commit suicide after the July 20th Bomb Plot because of his involvement in the conspiracy.


17 posted on 06/03/2009 1:17:44 PM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: ICE-FLYER

I don’t think he’d vomit; I think he would kick their a$$es!


18 posted on 06/03/2009 1:17:48 PM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: Welcome2thejungle

Actually, Rommel’s name was on a list the conspirators had of people they wanted in the post-Hitler government. It’s never been clear, however, whether Rommel was actually communicating with them. Regardless, the high command, including Rundstedt, threw Rommel under the bus. The suicide pact kept everything quiet and allowed his wife to get his pension.


19 posted on 06/03/2009 1:38:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: shineon

The museum at Ft Knox is a must see for any admirer
of General Patton,so many of his personal belongings to see.


20 posted on 06/03/2009 1:55:43 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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21 posted on 06/03/2009 4:19:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: ICE-FLYER
You didn't see "An American Carol" ? http://www.traileraddict.com/clip/an-american-carol/patton An American Carol
22 posted on 06/03/2009 4:28:31 PM PDT by Karma Police (Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!!!)
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The Famous Patton Speech
[I love this — but this non-movie version PEELS PAINT]
by Charles M. Province
http://www.pattonhq.com/speech.html

http://www.generalpatton.com/biography.html

http://www.generalpatton.com/quotes.html

Still Secure, Patton’s Christmas Day Fair Weather Prayer of ‘44
12-27-07
by Al Campbell
This article originally appeared in the Cape May County Herald on Dec. 20, 2006
http://www.generalpatton.com/viewheadline.php?id=4164

http://www.generalpatton.com/prayer.html

“Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies, and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen.”

“To each officer and soldier in the Third United States Army, I wish a Merry Christmas. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We march in our might to complete victory. May God’s blessings rest upon each of you on this Christmas Day.”

G.S. Patton, Jr., Lieutenant General
Commanding, Third United States Army.


23 posted on 06/03/2009 4:33:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: DFG
Hussein has already made clear his contempt for Churchill.What do you wanna bet he has the very same level of contempt for Patton.
24 posted on 06/03/2009 4:39:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: NTHockey
If General Patton were alive today he would not be granted a commission. He’d never make it past Political Correctness 101 or Rules of Engagement.

Hell..., he wouldn't make the admissions cut at the Point!!! "Far too insensitive,,,"

25 posted on 06/03/2009 4:39:42 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: DFG

“This is from from General Alexander, sir, reminding you that you are not to take Palermo.”

Well what do they want us to do,give it back?

Actually in real life i believe it was some city in North Europe he was ordered not to take as he was making the British look bad with his advances..


26 posted on 06/03/2009 5:07:10 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: shibumi

Thanks.
The speech still gets me going..
Can you imagine giving that speech today,the soldier would be sent for some PC training....


27 posted on 06/03/2009 5:09:17 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: NTHockey

Patton was not very impressed with politicians back then either.


28 posted on 06/03/2009 5:10:50 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: Welcome2thejungle

I do not believe any evidence has been produced to show Rommmels involvement in the July 20th plot..
Hitler was paronoid and Rommel was a big hero to the German people,kinda like Stalin with his purges...


29 posted on 06/03/2009 5:14:34 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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Everything from the keyword "dday" (including some which don't appear to belong, but I didn't investigate, and there are over 200 topics), chrono sort:
30 posted on 06/03/2009 5:24:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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I think this is all of them, including the current topic:
31 posted on 06/03/2009 5:36:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: colorado tanker; DFG

“the very idea of losing is hateful to an American”

Well, it used to be, anyway.


That’s because they understood the consequences of losing.
No one understands cause and effect anymore.
“It” can’t happen to them.


32 posted on 06/03/2009 5:44:56 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the ping, Civ.


33 posted on 06/03/2009 5:45:28 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

My pleasure! The other heavily duplicated topic that I re-read once in a while is the “One Hill, One Marine” piece about Guadalcanal. :’)


34 posted on 06/03/2009 6:06:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: MotleyGirl70

I have watched the movie Patton many times but this was the first time I had ever read the real Patton speech.


35 posted on 06/03/2009 6:36:11 PM PDT by DFG
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To: SunkenCiv

If we would have listen to Patton, we would not had a cold war, that spent most of our social security. Esinhower was the worst president prior to Nixon. He took over for the French with Vietnam, we all know how that went (politans ran that war as well and scewed that up. Funny they were running mates. Nixon and Esinhower! We would never had North Korea problems, and the racial muslems and China would have been to scared to start crap with the USA. We would have been the one world power we and only we could handle in a fair and just way. But we let the politians call the shots, now we see the mess we are in. Do not get me started on George W. Bush. As a G.I. I would have loved serving under Gen. Patton.


36 posted on 05/27/2013 12:45:42 AM PDT by G.I. Forever (Gen. Patton's famous speech.)
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