General George Patton


General George Patton


"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944

General George Patton

George Smith Patton (1885-1945)

George Patton was one of America's most successful army generals of World War Two. Patton's Third Army cut a bloody swath through German forces during the Liberation of France and the Ardennes Campaign, which is best known for the Battle of the Bulge

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Published Works of George Patton:

War As I Knew It (1995)--Patton's memoir, published in 1947, two years after his death. The edition listed here has an updated forward from 1995.

The Patton Papers, 1885-1940--The collected writings of General George S. Patton, from 1885 to 1940.

The Patton Papers 1940-1945--The collected writings of General George S. Patton, from 1940 up to his death in 1945.

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Print Sources on General Patton

1.Patton: A Study in Command--By H. Essame

2. Patton: As Military Commander--By H. Essame


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