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    General Patton Biography

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    General Patton is one of the best known generals in American History. He is one of the best combat generals in the history of the United States of America He once said, “The test of success is not what you do when you’re on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” (Scanlon) He defined success on how hard a person could bounce back when they are hit to the ground.” George Smith Patton Jr. was born in San Gabriel, California on November 11, 1885 and got his education at Virginia Military Institute in 1904 and then graduated from U.S. Military Academy at West Point on June 11, 1909. ( "George Patton Biography.") He always knew he wanted to become a war hero. He grew up hearing the victories his ancestors’ have had in The Revolutionary and The Civil War. The Patton Family came to the new world in 1770 in Virginia, named Robert Patton he married the daughter of Hugh Mercer who fought in the revolutionary war against the British. His grandfather George Smith Patton the first was a solider in the civil war on the side of the confederate. He was named after him, so that his grandfather’s name would live on and to keep the fighting style/ lifestyle through the family.…

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    Introduction Throughout the Second World War, one of the most highly praised and revered generals on the side of the Allies was General George S. Patton. He was among the first to institute effective tank warfare, utilizing effective intellectual resources to improve his battlefield strategy. Over time, Patton developed a complex system of beliefs that allowed him to focus upon particular strategies and learn how to best implement them. The first system regarded how battles should be fought,…

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    A leader is not born. They are made from the blood, sweat, and tears of a proud parent.He was U.S. General who served in both world wars had a lot to live up to case of past military family victories. His name is George Smith Patton Jr. a commander of the the third regiment and others to come in the war. Born in San Gabriel ,California November 11, 1885 he decided in his childhood to become a hero. As he grew up he heard of great victories of his ancestors during the revolutionary war ,…

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    Death, Love, Life, Murder! George Patton was a rising leader in the world as a young boy. The future famed World War Two General always had a knack for leadership. General George S. Patton was a tank commander during the Second World War that managed to do unbelievable things in war. His men respected him and hated him at times. Since Patton was such a great leader he got business done. George Patton was a great American hero that had a knack for leadership and lead America to success even…

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    Patton Movie Analysis

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    Patton Patton is a historical drama surrounding United States General George S. Patton and his career in Africa and Europe during World War II. While I initially chose this film because it was easily available on Netflix, I came to enjoy that it focused on the war in Northern Africa and Italy, which are often overlooked in modern cinema and other mediums. The film depicts General George S. Patton, a loud mouth, no nonsense, and pugnacious general stuck in the middle of the fight in North…

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    and parks in just feet of water. The door slams down into the water and LT Gen George S. Patton steps out and on to the beach of Morocco, North Africa and the cheers of his men ring out. Visionary Leader When I think of the definition of a visionary leader, General Patton immediately comes to mind. I could sit up here and talk for hours on all the war stories of Gen Patton, but I am going to limit it to late 1944. And cover some topics from that specific time to describe why I feel that he…

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    Louisiana Maneuvers

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    There were to be two events in the spring and autumn of 1940 and two more the following year, with the largest, most complex and most important to be held in September 1941. The 1940 maneuvers began in May with 70,000 soldiers, who trained and “fought” in four separate exercises of three days each, beginning on May 9. After the May war games, several senior tank experts, including Colonel George S. Patton Jr., recommended the Army create separate armored divisions that could operate unencumbered…

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    General George S Patton It was a tragedy. The losses, the deaths. World War 2 was the great depression. As an American General Douglas Macarthur once said ¨ Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” (History.com Staff). All american soldiers that were involved in the war were and still are amazing, but one soldier that really stole my attention was General George S Patton. George Smith Patton Jr was a great man, he did many things to save the people in World War 2 that were being hurt,…

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    Operation HUSKY

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    operational tempo and the ability to exploit success. Intense disagreement by senior U.S. and British leaders over Allied intentions for Sicily and the MTO hindered the development of clear understanding by field commanders of HUSKY’s desired end state. The U.S. viewed HUSKY as the culminating operation in the Mediterranean, while Britain wanted it to be a stepping stone to subsequent operations in Italy and the rest of southern Europe. This lack of clarity at the strategic level flowed down…

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    subordinates. This common understanding builds teamwork and mutual trust. The lack of a commander’s intent produces opposite effects and in this situation it halted effective communication, encouraged rifts amongst subordinate commanders, and set the stage for an operation mired in pessimism and dissension in the ranks. As “land force commander”, Alexander left the details of the land operation even murkier by failing to establish any plans for the land campaign after the initial invasion.…

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