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  • World War Two Patton and the Battle of the Bulge 1944

    12/17/2015 9:47:18 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | History Channel
    Patton 360 - Battle of the Bulge by History Channel
  • Operation Wacht am Rhein

    12/18/2015 7:13:22 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on May 26, 2009 | Youtubes Official WW2 Channel
    The Ardennes Offensive (16 December 1944 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive launched towards the end of World War II through the forested Ardennes Mountains region of Belgium (and more specifically of Wallonia: hence its French name, Bataille des Ardennes), France and Luxembourg on the Western Front. The offensive was called Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (translated as Operation The Guard on the Rhine or Operation "Watch on the Rhine") by the German armed forces (Wehrmacht). This German offensive was officially named the Ardennes-Alsace campaign[5] by the U.S. Army,[6] but it is known to the general public simply as...
  • Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's Last offensive

    12/17/2015 8:23:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 84 replies
    YouTube ^ | National Georaphic Channel
    Generals At War: Episode 06 The Battle of the Bulge The Greatest battle America ever fought was against Hitler's Army when it staged one of the last offensives of the war in Belgium against American troops who were alone and unprepared for the Nazi onslaught. Despite overwhelming odds American troops defeated the German Blitz preventing history from repeating itself as it did when Hitler first invaded Belgium in the begining of the war.
  • December 15th, 1944: Mostly Quiet on the Western Front. The Bulge begins tomorrow.

    12/15/2015 6:15:43 PM PST · by OKSooner · 26 replies
    US Army History ^ | 12-15-2015 | Phillips, McManus, et al
    December 15, 1944. All is mostly quiet along the western front in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It's cold, and the nights are dark. So dark that GI Joe, sitting and waiting, can't see his hand in front of his face. Four divisions of the US army are parked at a 75-mile front along the western frontier of Germany. The American commanders believe that the German Wehrmacht is finished and not capable of offensive operations. They either haven't been talking to some of the GI Joes in the front lines, or they aren't taking GI Joe seriously. He has been hearing...

    10/18/2015 3:37:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | October 15, 2015 | SULAGNA MISRA
    (Photo: US Army/Public Domain) What does a travel guide look like when you're part of an occupying army? Thanks to Oxford's Bodleian Library, we can get an idea. In the early 2000s, the library began reissuing a series of pamphlets that had been given to Allied servicemen before their trips to foreign nations.These guides can tell us a lot about cultural attitudes and a little about military strategy during World War II, but more than anything, they highlight shifting priorities in how troops interact with civilians.According to correspondence between the War department and to the headquarters of General Eisenhower in London, the...
  • Revolver owned by legendary WW2 General George S. Patton fetches $75,000 at auction

    06/14/2015 5:33:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    AP ^ | June 13, 2015 | AP
    A Colt .45 revolver once owned by General George S. Patton sold for $75,000 at auction in Los Angeles. Profiles in History, which conducted the auction, had expected the working firearm to fetch over $60,000. The Colt .45 Model 1873 single-action revolver with distinctive stag horn grip was acquired by the famous World War II general around 1928.
  • 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. …

    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 · 65 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...