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  • O’Reilly book to examine George Patton’s death

    05/29/2014 4:35:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2014 11:02 PM EDT
    News host Bill O’Reilly’s fourth book in his multimillion-selling history series will examine the mysterious death surrounding famed World War II Gen. George Patton. Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt and Company, announced Wednesday that “Killing Patton” will be published on Sept. 23. Martin Dugard will be the co-author. …
  • NEW PATTON FILM SAYS GENERAL WAS ASSASSINATED FOR OPPOSING SOVIET UNION

    04/10/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Apr 2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The new documentary Silence Patton: First Victim of the Cold War claims that General George Patton was murdered, possibly by the KGB, because he was vociferous in his desire to oppose the former Soviet Union. Writer-director Robert Orlando said his goal was to “prove to the viewer that he was silenced because his views didn’t go along with the status quo.” Patton died Dec. 21, 1945, as a result of injuries he suffered when he was traveling as a passenger in a car that was crushed by a two-ton truck. The rest of the people involved in the crash only...
  • General Patton - "Through a Glass, Darkly"

    10/09/2001 12:22:10 AM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 12 replies · 5,074+ views
    The Patton Society ^ | General George S. Patton, Jr.
    "Through a Glass, Darkly" General George S. Patton, Jr. Through the travail of the ages, Midst the pomp and toil of war, I have fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star. In the form of many people In all panoplies of time Have I seen the luring vision Of the Victory Maid, sublime. I have battled for fresh mammoth, I have warred for pastures new, I have listed to the whispers When the race trek instinct grew. I have known the call to battle In each changeless changing shape From the high souled voice of conscience To ...
  • The True Story of The Patton Prayer

    07/19/2004 5:04:30 PM PDT · by flowerjoyfun · 64 replies · 7,984+ views
    The Patton Society ^ | 6 October 1971 | Msgr. James H. O'Neill
    The True Story of The Patton Prayer by Msgr. James H. O'Neill (From the Review of the News 6 October 1971) Many conflicting and some untrue stories have been printed about General George S. Patton and the Third Army Prayer. Some have had the tinge of blasphemy and disrespect for the Deity. Even in "War As I Knew It" by General Patton, the footnote on the Prayer by Colonel Paul D. Harkins, Patton's Deputy Chief of Staff, while containing the elements of a funny story about the General and his Chaplain, is not the true account of the prayer Incident...
  • Truth... As We Know It (of General Patton)

    03/10/2013 6:59:35 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 54 replies
    The Chieftain's Hatch ^ | March 22, 2012
    A Bridge Too Far is one of my favourite war movies. Pretty much the last of the Big Screen Epics, with an All Star Cast, it doesn’t try to do much except simply tell what happened. No romantic sub plots, no political commentary, it just goes all-out to bring us the story. There’s a scene near the beginning, where von Rundstedt and Model are discussing if they need to worry about stopping Patton or Montgomery. “He’s their best. I’d prefer Montgomery, but Eisenhower isn’t that stupid” says von Rundstedt. The whole Monty/Patton argument in general is frequent, and shows up...
  • Was Patton killed?

    12/19/2010 12:17:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 167 replies · 8+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2010 | ROBERT K. WILCOX
    Sixty-five years ago this month, Gen. George S. Patton Jr., hero of World War II and an outspoken critic of the Soviets, was en route to a Sunday hunting trip, a day before permanently leaving Europe, when he was critically injured in a vehicle accident on a deserted two lane highway near Mannheim, Germany. A large US army truck that Patton’s driver later said was waiting for them, suddenly — and without signaling — abruptly turned into his limousine’s path, causing a head-on crash. Even though Patton had an aide with him and the driver of the truck had one...
  • General G.S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book

    12/22/2008 3:26:44 AM PST · by Daffynition · 54 replies · 2,509+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | December 21, 2008 | Tim Shipman in Washington
    The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that American spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied collusion with the Russians that cost American lives. The death of General Patton in December 1945, is one of the enduring mysteries of the war era. Although he had suffered serious injuries in a car crash in Manheim, he was thought to be recovering and was on the verge of flying home. But after a decade-long investigation, military historian Robert Wilcox claims that OSS...
  • General Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book

    12/20/2008 6:04:53 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 238 replies · 7,899+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/20/2008 | Tim Shipman in Washington
    The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that American spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied collusion with Russians that cost American lives. 'We've got a terrible situation with this great patriot, he's out of control and we must save him from himself'. The OSS head General did not trust Patton The death of General Patton in December 1945, is one of the enduring mysteries of the war era. Although he had suffered serious injuries in a car crash in...
  • The Mysterious Death of George Patton

    04/27/2006 6:26:15 PM PDT · by spanalot · 524 replies · 15,549+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/27/06 | Oliver North
    Was General Patton's death the result of a traffic accident or was he the victim of an assassination plot? (By Stalin)
  • Palin and the General (Putting the McCain Endorsement in Perspective)

    03/09/2010 8:28:51 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 210 replies · 2,629+ views
    3/09/10 | Vanity
    I cannot tell how much of this outrage about Sarah Palin's endorsement of McCain is feigned by those who do not wish her well. It is not principally to those folks that this post is directed. To those conservatives who are genuinely disappointed by Sarah Palin's decision to support McCain, let me say that I think Rush and Mark Levin understand it and have said that it is a question of loyalty and that loyalty is a virtue. That makes sense to me and, personally, I would be a little put off if she did otherwise, since it would look...
  • Patton’s speech to the troops

    12/01/2009 10:03:07 PM PST · by narses · 28 replies · 2,021+ views
    Be Seated. Men, this stuff we hear about America wanting to stay out of the war, not wanting to fight, is a lot of bullshit. 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...
  • General George S. Patton- Somewhere in England- June 5th, 1944

    11/12/2009 11:22:09 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 17 replies · 743+ views
    The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his." General S. George Patton. The words of George S.Patton to his men are as meaningful this week as we celebrate our veterans service as they were meaningful in June, 1944, on the eve of D day. Obama says "I'm always worried about using the word "Victory," because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur." But not General Patton. Here are the words of the General...Somewhere in England, June 5th, 1944......
  • General Patton's "Blood and Guts" Speech the Troops (Warning Language)

    03/17/2003 5:26:05 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 21 replies · 5,443+ views
    General Patton
    The Speech Given somewhere in England on June 5th, 1944 "Be seated." 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...
  • This Town Ain’t Big Enough....

    09/25/2006 7:01:03 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 9 replies · 794+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 25 September 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    In the classic Westerns, before the genre got all psychological and had people kissing everything except their horse and girl friend, there was a mandatory scene with a mandatory line. Early in the movie the bad guy would confront the good guy and say, “This town ain’t big enough for the two of us.” The rest of the movie consisted of everyone choosing sides, then the final, shoot-em-up, in which the good guy (against all odds) prevails. The classic version is Gary Cooper in High Noon. More complex is Clint Eastwood in The Unforgiven. The Byzantine version, in which a...
  • Stupidity about WW III: Here's Your Sign

    07/17/2006 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 83 replies · 4,496+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 17 July 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Bill Engvale is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. For years he’s been doing a routine about stupid things that people say. Each example ends with the tag line, “Here’s your sign.” That means a big sign with STUPID written on it. Although geopolitics are not Bill’s metier, he offers a way to cut through the twaddle about the beginning of WW III. Let’s start with Howard Dean. (Remember him? He was in all the papers.) Dean cropped up today giving a fire-breathing speech to the faithful (and forlorn), screaming that we wouldn’t have these problems in the...
  • Open Letter to Mark Levin (Play Patton's Prayer)

    02/06/2006 5:21:25 PM PST · by batmast · 5 replies · 436+ views
    http://www.pattonhq.com/prayer.html ^ | 12/8/1944 | Msgr. James H. O'Neill
    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 upon 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. -by Msgr. James H. O'Neill 12/8/1944 (the Chief Chaplain of the Third Army throughout the five campaigns on the Staff of General Patton) http://www.pattonhq.com/prayer.html
  • Gitmo In, Gitmo Out?

    06/13/2005 7:24:30 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 79 replies · 2,367+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 17 June 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I first wrote about the Gitmo prison, four years ago. I laid out facts the MSM have yet to discover. Here’s another dose: 1. If Gitmo is closed, the prisoners, AND the complaints, will go elsewhere. (Is Senator Mel Martinez really that clueless?) 2. The Geneva Conventions do NOT apply to anyone captured in plain clothes, behind the lines, hiding among civilians (and also killing civilians). Anyone can read the Geneva Conventions for themselves. Fighters/soldiers must meet four conditions to be covered. Terrorists fail to meet at least three of those. These are not “insurgents.” Insurgents are people who disagree...
  • "AMERICANS ARE WINNERS"

    12/27/2004 8:43:40 AM PST · by reagankid · 12 replies · 985+ views
    The Speech Somewhere in England June 5th, 1944 General Patton arose and strode swiftly to the microphone. The men snapped to their feet and stood silently. Patton surveyed the sea of brown with a grim look. "Be seated", he said. The words were not a request, but a command. The General's voice rose high and clear. "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...
  • What Would Patton Say About the Present War?

    10/07/2004 9:07:52 AM PDT · by kingattax · 63 replies · 1,766+ views
    Hillsdale College,IMPRIMIS ^ | 10-7-2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a fellow in California studies at the Claremont Institute and a distinguished fellow at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University. He has authored, co-authored or edited 14 books, including Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power; Mexifornia: A State of Becoming; and Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think. He has written for several newspapers and journals,...
  • Footnotes to Greatness - A review of Patton: A Soldier's Life, by Stanley P. Hirshson

    03/30/2004 3:04:25 PM PST · by billorites · 4 replies · 383+ views
    Claremont Institute ^ | Spring 2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In an age where nuance and sensitivity in language are valued more than resoluteness on the battlefield, it is not an easy thing to praise the career of General George S. Patton. Despite his spectacular victories in North Africa, Sicily, and Europe, he left a depressing paper trail of grotesqueries about blacks, Jews, Asians, Mexicans, women—and almost anyone outside his WASPish class. Most Americans know more about his two slapping incidents in Sicily than his famous sprint to Bastogne during the dark days of the Battle of the Bulge. It won't quite do to say that Patton's outbursts (or his...
  • A General talks to his Army ("If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.")

    03/27/2004 11:34:58 PM PST · by bogdanPolska12 · 14 replies · 247+ views
    General Patton
    General Talks to His Army "Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. Men, all this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans traditionally love to fight. ALL REAL Americans, love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big league ball players, the toughest boxers . . ....
  • USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Tribute to General George S. Patton ~ April 29, 2003

    04/29/2003 12:02:59 AM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 170 replies · 2,815+ views
    General George S. Patton ^ | April 29, 2003 | LaDivaLoca
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!   A Tribute to GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR. One of the most complicated military men of all time, General George Smith Patton, Jr. was born November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel, California. He was known for carrying ivory pistols and his intemperate manner, and is regarded as one of the most successful United States field commanders of any war. He continually strove to train his troops to the...
  • GENERAL GEORGE PATTON'S CHRISTMAS PRAYER 8 DECEMBER 1944

    12/05/2002 7:37:12 PM PST · by CreekerFreeper · 61 replies · 7,288+ views
    GENERAL GEORGE PATTON'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE ^ | 8 December 1944 | General George S. Patton, Jr.
    GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.'S PRAYER Below is the famous "Patton Prayer" and Christmas greeting sent to the men of the Third Army December 8, 1944: "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."
  • General Patton s Speech Somewhere in England June 5th, 1944

    06/30/2002 8:57:02 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 19 replies · 1,552+ views
    War Room ^ | 6/5/1944 | General Patton
    Herein follows a copy of General Patton's (unabridged) speech to 3rd Army on the eve of D-Day. Although not Politically Correct by contemporary standards, in the context of the pending invasion of Europe and the human losses anticipated, it communicated an important message to his target audience. General Patton’s Speech Somewhere in England June 5th, 1944 "Be seated." 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...