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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 · 1 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 · 83 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...
  • George Patton’s Summer of 1944 [Remember his tactical brilliance that helped to win World War II]

    07/24/2014 2:32:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nearly 70 years ago, on Aug. 1, 1944, Lieutenant General George S. Patton took command of the American Third Army in France. For the next 30 days they rolled straight toward the German border. Patton almost did not get a chance at his summer of glory. After brilliant service in North Africa and Sicily, fellow officers — and his German enemies — considered him the most gifted American field general of his generation. But near the conclusion of his illustrious Sicilian campaign, the volatile Patton slapped two sick GIs in field hospitals, raving that they were shirkers. In truth, both...
  • Czech Plzen celebrates Victory, liberation by US army

    05/06/2014 2:31:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies ^ | May 6, 2014
    Plzen - The five-day Liberation Festival that celebrated the end of World War Two and the arrival of the U.S. army in Plzen on May 6, 1945 ended with a commemorative event at the memorial to the American troops. The speakers at the event, who included Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Senate chairman Milan Stech, also talked of Ukraine and warned against a military conflict. Sobotka said the former Czechoslovak communist regime tried to suppress the memories of the liberation of Plzen by U.S. soldiers. He noted that Czechoslovakia was also liberated by Russian, Polish and Romanian troops. Sobotka told...

    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...
  • 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 George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders..

    03/20/2014 6:53:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 20 Dec 2008 | Tim Shipman
    General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book George S. Patton, America's greatest combat general of the Second World War, was assassinated after the conflict with the connivance of US leaders, according to a new book. By Tim Shipman in Washington 20 Dec 2008 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...
  • DEC. 22 - Battle of the Bulge-the largest, bloodiest WWII battle on Europe's western front

    12/22/2013 8:58:40 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies ^ | December 22, 2013 | William J. Federer
    The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle during World War II on Europe's western front, with casualties of 81,000 Americans and 100,00 Germans. It began at the end of 1944 when National Socialist Workers Party amassed three armies for an enormous attack against the Allies in the Ardennes Forest. eneral Eisenhower stated in his order, DECEMBER 22, 1944: "By rushing out from his fixed defenses the enemy may give us the chance to turn his great gamble into his worst defeat. So I call upon every man, of all the Allies, to rise now to new...
  • Ike's Son Remembers George S. Patton Jr.

    12/22/2013 10:26:40 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 23 replies
    American Heritage Magazine ^ | Summer 2012 | John D. Eisenhower
    <p>On the morning of December 19, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower strode into the gloomy school building in Verdun that housed the main headquarters of General Omar Bradley’s Twelfth Army Group. He had called a meeting of all the senior commanders under Bradley. More than just the building was gloomy; the weather outside was a dark gray, and the tactical situation facing the American Army in Europe was also dark. Adolf Hitler’s gigantic Ardennes counteroffensive had been launched three days before, and German Gen. Hasso von Manteuffels’s Fifth Panzer Army was about to surround the all-important road junction at Bastogne. The news had reached the United States, and near panic reigned from across the ocean.</p>
  • FDR 'Covered Up Soviet Atrocity to Appease Stalin'

    06/27/2013 9:25:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Sep 2012
    American POWS sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area. The testimony about the infamous massacre of Polish officers might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn't want to...
  • 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...
  • When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler

    05/21/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | May 21, 2013 | Leah Binkovitz
    <p>Mixing real tanks alongside the inflatable ones, the troops appeared to be assembling a massive attack. Their fake observation planes were so convincing, American pilots tried to land in the field next to them. When the offensive finally made its move across the Rhine, with General Dwight Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill watching, they were met with little German resistance. The riverbanks were left for the taking and the Ghost Army earned a commendation for its success.</p>
  • We're Not Holding Anything...We'll Let The GOP Do That!

    06/22/2012 7:25:50 AM PDT · by evilrooster
    In a move rivaling Patton's march through the Rhineland, MoveOn has called in the calvary, albeit a single SUV with a dog strapped to the roof.This, coupled with their current onslaught of YouTube videos, and banners flying from airplanes, should surely bring the GOP to their knees!Liberals smell blood in the air. Mitt Romney and the 1% are teetering on the precipice of defeat and all that's needed is a mechanized unit to once again bring peace to the Nation!Now is the time for is the time for all Progressives to rise! …My God, I actually pity those poor Conservatives we're going up against. My God, I do…we're going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our SUV’s…We are advancing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What the Ghost of George Patton Would Say to Code Pink

    04/06/2008 4:50:07 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 32 replies · 166+ views
    DBKP ^ | April 6, 2008 | mondoreb
    To Code Pink and friends: I think this is how General George S. Patton would sum things up…and then catch holy hell from Ike. He sure had a unique way of expressing his thoughts. A Message from the Ghost of General Patton: ATTENTION! “To ALL those whining, panty-waisted, pathetic Maggots, it’s time for a little refresher course on exactly why we Americans occasionally have to fight wars.“ “See if you can tear yourself away from your ‘reality’ TV and Starbucks for a minute, pull your head out of your flabby ass – and LISTEN UP!“
  • Incredible! George S Patton's New Speech-Iraq & modern world

    Incredible speech of what Patton would have said about this Great War on Terror. Incredible! George S Patton's New Speech-Iraq & modern world
  • Nets Bury Eliz Edwards' 'Behaves Like a Man' Hillary Swipe; John Goes Patton

    07/18/2007 6:21:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,211+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Quick -- which is Hillary Clinton's bigger liability as a candidate?: A. she's an insufficiently ardent feminist; orB. her personality is cold, calculating and unfeminine. If you've been living on Planet Earth since 1992, surely your answer is 'B.' So when Elizabeth Edwards adds fuel to that fire, accusing Hillary of behaving like a man, that is very newsworthy stuff. Unless you're NBC or ABC, that is. "Today" and "Good Morning America" ran segments this morning on Mrs. Edwards' recent interview with in which she made comments critical of Hillary. The networks focused on Elizabeth's relatively benign comment:She's just...
  • Bush Follows Patton (Americans Are Not Born Quitters, Darn it! Alert)

    12/04/2006 2:07:05 AM PST · by goldstategop · 46 replies · 1,804+ views ^ | 12/04/2006 | Alan W. Dowd
    There is a haunting yet hopeful moment in the film Patton, when George C. Scott’s General Patton utters a warning that carries timeless weight—a warning we would do well to heed. In the scene, British and American generals are discussing the grim situation in the strategic town of Bastogne, where the US 101st Airborne is surrounded by German forces. A British general reports that there’s nothing General Montgomery can do to help. Other Allied generals simply avert their gaze from the map and the problem. But then General Patton volunteers to do the unthinkable: attack with three divisions in just...
  • Pace Calls Iraq Investigations Chance to Recheck Moral Compass

    06/04/2006 12:35:15 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 36 replies · 754+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 6/04/06 | Donna Miles
    Pace Calls Iraq Investigations Chance to Recheck Moral Compass By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service SINGAPORE, June 4, 2006 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told U.S. Marines stationed here today the ongoing investigations of events in Haditha, Iraq, present an opportunity for all servicemembers "to revisit ourselves and see where we are on our moral compass." Gen. Peter Pace, the first Marine to become the highest-ranking U.S. military officer, shared his thoughts with members of Marine Corps Detachment Singapore after stopping between sessions at a security conference here to thank them for their service. Asked...
  • 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)
  • General George S. Patton was born 120 years ago today

    11/11/2005 11:41:26 AM PST · by Borges · 115 replies · 3,017+ views

    02/04/2005 3:08:33 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 13 replies · 846+ views
    bob-west. ^ | GEORGE PATTON
    "Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bull****. 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...
  • "Jon Stewart, You Magnificent B*stard! I Read Your Book!"

    12/22/2004 8:38:32 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 42 replies · 2,231+ views
    24 December, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Dear Jon, So “America (the Book)” was named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. More than successful, it’s a cultural phenomenon. I had to see what the shouting’s about. If your goal was money and self-promotion, congratulations. If you had a higher goal, close but no cigar. Begin with the Foreword “by” Thos. Jefferson. Ol’ Tom was one of the greatest political thinkers in history. I’m not going to pick on deliberate falsehoods or fake quotes. Nor brevity, nor attempts at humor. Just flat-out, factual errors. You have Jefferson say “we” composed “the Declaration and the Constitution.” You credit...
  • If General George Patton were alive and President...

    05/30/2004 5:16:38 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 61 replies · 1,061+ views
    E-mail | Unknow
    If General George Patton were alive and President of the USA, this would probably be his Fireside Speech: My fellow Americans; As you all know, the defeat of Iraq's regime has been completed. Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete. This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq. This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning. Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood...
  • Patton's Fireside Speech (A non-partisan solution)

    05/02/2004 8:09:12 AM PDT · by steplock · 6 replies · 157+ views
    Patton's Fireside SpeechA non-partisan solution Rcvd in email - Author unknown If General George Patton were alive and President of the USA This would be his Fireside Speech: My fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of Iraq's regime has been completed. Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete. This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq. This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning. Before me, I have two...
  • U.S. Tactics May Seem Original, But History Offers Some Lessons

    03/28/2003 9:13:45 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 18 replies · 525+ views
    Wall Street Journal | March 28, 2003 | Carla Anne Robbins, Greg Jaffe and Dan Morse
    Patton's Sweep Is Cause for Confidence; While Bombings Didn't 'Awe' in VietnamBy Carla Anne Robbins, Greg Jaffe and Dan MorseWASHINGTON -- Gen. Tommy Franks, who is running the war against Iraq, says it's being fought "unlike any other in history." That may well be true of the overall war plan, which calls for a lightning drive to the capital, heavy reliance on precision bombing, a collapse of the Hussein regime and a mop up of remaining Iraqi forces afterward. But key elements of the campaign have echoes in other wars. The lessons from past conflicts -- some heartening, some sobering...
  • Patton advocated attacking the Russians?

    08/31/2002 10:31:22 PM PDT · by zapiks44 · 107 replies · 571+ views
    freerepublic ^ | September 1, 2002 | zapiks44
    I've heard that at the end of WWII, George Patton advocated attacking the Russians. If this is true, can you tell me if he intended to drive them out of Eastern Europe, or go all the way to Moscow?