Why is everything (it seems) a conspiracy here at FR?
Patton, as he was prone to do, was sitting on the edge of his seat in the back of the vehicle in which he was a passenger. The back seat arrangement was designed to accommodate senior officers ... with several feet of room between the seat and the partition separating the driver. Patton was thrown some distance and as a result broke his neck. He never recovered to the extent he was being prepared to be flown home ... his wife (who flew in from the U.S.) was at his side the last few days. It was an accident people ... they happen with tragic consequences all the time.
posted on 12/19/2010 12:47:20 PM PST
It was an accident people ...
How can you possibly know that? Have you read this guy's book? Have you spoken to someone who was there?
posted on 12/19/2010 1:52:24 PM PST
by Interesting Times
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So what, he hit the plexi-glass partition that didn’t exist at that time?
posted on 12/19/2010 1:53:25 PM PST
(Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
"was sitting on the edge of his seat"
No one was more surprised than me. I was in Patton's army for about 3 weeks in 1944. He always seemed to be 'on the edge' of something. I think it was an accident. Patton lived only for war. He died on active duty, in uniform, no doubt wearing his pearl handled pistols. War was over, peace reigned, Patton was no more. Let it be.
posted on 12/19/2010 2:14:48 PM PST
("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
It was an ‘accident’ which failed to accomplish the job, so he was summarily terminated before he could make it back to the U.S. and tell what he so well knew, that the Commies had major plans for Europe which didn't involve democrat elections. Patton also knew the extent of the German atom program and that the data was being given to the Russkies as an appeasement hoping to live at peace with the communists so the Chinese would not become the most powerful world force. Who did the final wet work? That is what is debatable now.
posted on 12/19/2010 2:28:08 PM PST
(Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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