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George S. PattonT - To the 3rd Army, June 5, 1944
Falcon Party ^ | June 5, 1944 | George S. Patton

Posted on 06/04/2008 5:28:57 PM PDT by pissant

Be Seated.

Men, this stuff we hear about America wanting to stay out of the war, not wanting to fight, is a lot of bullsh*t. Americans love to fight - traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble player; the fastest runner; the big league ball players; the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win - all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost, not ever will lose a war, for the very thought of losing is hateful to an American.

You are not all going to die. Only two percent of you here today would die in a major battle. Death must not be feared. Every man is frightened at first in battle. If he says he isn’t, he’s a goddamn liar. Some men are cowards, yes! But they fight just the same, or get the hell shamed out of them watching men who do fight who are just as scared. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. Some get over their fright in a minute under fire, some take an hour. For some it takes days. But the real man never lets fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to this country and his innate manhood.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: dday; georgespatton; godsgravesglyphs; patton; wwii
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In honor of the the D-day anniversary and the leader that will inspire patriotic Americans for centuries to come...

(note: rough language, gloriously rough language at link)

1 posted on 06/04/2008 5:28:57 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Then, yes, but now?


2 posted on 06/04/2008 5:31:41 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: pissant
Link to speech and wmv from the movie
3 posted on 06/04/2008 5:32:47 PM PDT by willyd (Tickets, fines, fees, permits and inspections are synonyms for taxes)
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To: traderrob6

I still get pumped up every time I read it. I think most real Americans do.


4 posted on 06/04/2008 5:32:55 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: willyd

Thank ye


5 posted on 06/04/2008 5:33:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

BUMP


6 posted on 06/04/2008 5:35:49 PM PDT by kitkat (Over the Hill(ary))
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To: pissant



7 posted on 06/04/2008 5:36:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: pissant

I do, too.


8 posted on 06/04/2008 5:36:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: pissant

9 posted on 06/04/2008 5:36:48 PM PDT by jaz.357 (I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.)
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To: pissant

As do I but I’m beginning to feel a bit like a dinosaur.

Frankly even then the man (Patton) was to honest to be Pres.


10 posted on 06/04/2008 5:36:55 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: pissant

He reminds me of the Churchill I’m reading about in Buchanan’s book - the best in a war, very dangerous otherwise.


11 posted on 06/04/2008 5:37:20 PM PDT by prolifefirst
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To: pissant

Thank you pissant for the post. That was f’n awesome.


12 posted on 06/04/2008 5:40:33 PM PDT by max americana
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To: prolifefirst

THere are some fantastic biographies of CHurchill. I would not use Buchanan’s take on him to judge the man. He was brilliant and foresaw many things, including the trouble of the Mohammedians.


13 posted on 06/04/2008 5:40:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: prolifefirst

That part in the movie where Paton is looking over the dead on a battlefield and says, “I love this”, is like the gleeful Churchill as England is about to enter WWI.

750,000 from the British Empire died in that war.


14 posted on 06/04/2008 5:40:59 PM PDT by prolifefirst
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To: pissant

Have you read Buchanan’s book?

I’ve never read about Churchill before.


15 posted on 06/04/2008 5:42:08 PM PDT by prolifefirst
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To: prolifefirst

16 posted on 06/04/2008 5:44:06 PM PDT by jaz.357 (the best in a war, very dangerous otherwise.)
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To: pissant

Hah! This is great...I work with a young guy who I have a lot of respect for, but...he is a liberal. Good guy, just has mush in the head, as Rush likes to say.

Last night he and I were having dinner after work, and I was telling him about Patton, since I have read a few books on him.

I described this very speech to him...he had never heard it or heard of it. I am going to send it to him.


17 posted on 06/04/2008 5:44:11 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: pissant

A great address by General Patton, thanks for the post.


18 posted on 06/04/2008 5:45:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: traderrob6; pissant; prolifefirst
Patton would've been kicked out of today's PC military....


19 posted on 06/04/2008 5:46:48 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: prolifefirst
I’ve never read about Churchill before.

Churchill, in his own words is fantastic. Read the 6 volume set on WWII, I bought a set in really good shape on ebay for around 50 bucks a few years ago.

I love to pick up a volume and just read about that time in his words.

20 posted on 06/04/2008 5:49:11 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: prolifefirst

No, I’m not going to read it either. Buchanan and WWII histroy are a bad mix.

But I definitely recommend this tome, written by a fairly liberal historian, but gives a pretty comprehensive and fair take on Churchill’s life. THere are many others as well that are great.

http://www.amazon.com/Churchill-Roy-Jenkins/dp/0452283523/ref=sr_1_50?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212626967&sr=1-50


21 posted on 06/04/2008 5:51:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant; traderrob6

I thorougly enjoyed reading this, but I don’t know how a 5’7” 120 or so pounds soaking wet would stand up in a fight. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t enjoy the hell out of it though. :)

(IF it makes you two gentlemen feel any better, I’m 27)


22 posted on 06/04/2008 5:55:04 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (DU: Standing athwart history yelling "$#@$# you mother$#@$#er!")
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To: willyd

For those struggling for bandwidth, here’s the audio-only:

http://americanrhetoric.com/mp3clips/newmoviespeeches/moviespeechpatton45943ddrtrr934.mp3


23 posted on 06/04/2008 5:55:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The new John McCain Whig Party - Because the ash heap still has room on it.)
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To: pissant

I think the Buchanan thesis is facinating as it’s so out of the box and, if true, both horrible and wonderful.

Horrible because of the unnecessary loss, and wonderful because there is so much misery we can avoid going forward.


24 posted on 06/04/2008 5:55:43 PM PDT by prolifefirst
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To: pissant
Does anyone know of an audio clip of Patton's real voice? They say it was high pitched.

Strange it's virtually nonexistent on the web.

25 posted on 06/04/2008 5:59:48 PM PDT by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: Kakaze

“I love to pick up a volume and just read about that time in his words. “

When I was a kid National Geographic had a 45 size record insert of his war speeches in one of their issues. Used to listen to it over and over again. His eloquence with words is excellent.


26 posted on 06/04/2008 6:02:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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To: pissant

27 posted on 06/04/2008 6:02:06 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: prolifefirst; pissant

I would recommend William Manchester’s book “The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone 1932–1940”.

Manchester was a MAJOR liberal, but he WAS a Marine in WWII (”Goodbye Darkness”) and anybody who writes such a good book about Churchill can’t be all bad either.

Nothing personal, but I wouldn’t recommend a book about Churchill from someone like Pat Buchanan. Haven’t read it, but I have read enough excerpts to get his drift. Don’t let that book be the one that shapes your view of Churchill and his life.


28 posted on 06/04/2008 6:02:13 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: Kakaze

Agreed. Great author as well as a great politician and a great man. He had his flaws, some of them quite funny, but I think they only add to his persona.


29 posted on 06/04/2008 6:03:43 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: GOP_Raider

As Twain coined, and I’m sure Patton himself would have vigorously said to you...

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”


30 posted on 06/04/2008 6:08:13 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: ConorMacNessa

31 posted on 06/04/2008 6:12:51 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jaz.357; jazusamo

32 posted on 06/04/2008 6:15:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Patton was the right man at the right time for the job. By the way I was just camping in the area shown in the picture of Patton by the M-3 tank.


33 posted on 06/04/2008 6:15:30 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Rebelbase
To me, the most significant and soaring section of rhetoric in one of the most brilliant, timely and evocative speeches ever made:

"...What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us.

Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'..."

Winston Churchill - June 18, 1940

34 posted on 06/04/2008 6:15:37 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: traderrob6

Patton was a soldier, not a politician. He was even politically incorrect by 1945 standards. LOL


35 posted on 06/04/2008 6:18:11 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Great post — bttt!

(waves hello at Pissant)


36 posted on 06/04/2008 6:18:29 PM PDT by ellery (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock -T. Jefferson)
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To: max americana
speaking of awesome...


37 posted on 06/04/2008 6:21:11 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

RLTW

38 posted on 06/04/2008 6:31:38 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: pissant

A great speech by a great General. Some people are born to lead, I really believe that. George Patton was one of those people.


39 posted on 06/04/2008 6:31:50 PM PDT by meyer (Still conservative, no longer Republican)
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To: meyer

Its interesting to read about Patton; I also recommend reading up on Lee and Romel. All three shared common qualities of leadership and innovation. Of course, they all worked for different causes, but in context, they are all brilliant.


40 posted on 06/04/2008 6:41:56 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: prolifefirst

History of man is a history of warfare.


41 posted on 06/04/2008 6:43:06 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rlmorel

you might just make a patriot out of the young lad.


42 posted on 06/04/2008 6:44:09 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: sam_paine

Tommy Franks had similar salty language as Patton, but you are right, the PC bullcrap has even invaded the armed forces. Fortunately, most soldiers don’t abide by it.


43 posted on 06/04/2008 6:48:03 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rlmorel

And then Churchill and that scum FDR sent millions back to Russia to their deaths and gave the commies half of Europe anyways.

So what did we “win”?


44 posted on 06/04/2008 6:49:07 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: GOP_Raider

Just gotta be able to shoot. There were plenty of 5’7” heroes in Americas wars.


45 posted on 06/04/2008 6:49:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks!


46 posted on 06/04/2008 6:50:35 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

You’re right.


47 posted on 06/04/2008 6:50:54 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (Old Dogs and Children,and Watermelon Wine.)
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To: prolifefirst

Buchanan somehow thinks the Germans under the Nazis would have been satisfied with just Poland. ANd those darn jews and gypsys and Catholics were expendable anyway.


48 posted on 06/04/2008 6:52:42 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

The folks back then were also PC in a different way...Patton’s career was almost ended, and that particular incident apparently played to why Omar Bradley leapfrogged him in rank.


49 posted on 06/04/2008 6:54:02 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Vision

I’ve heard only the graniest recordings of Patton’s voice. I don’t know where to find the original audio.


50 posted on 06/04/2008 6:54:53 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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