Favorite Commanders - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
December 28th, 2003  
Redneck
 
 
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And on a quick note, I don't really like General Patton since I think he was too much of a bully.
Haha, there's no doubt about that, Nick42. He was also nuts (thought he was the reincarnation of Alexander the Great and would describe battles that he had been "in" from thousands of years ago).
But he was still a dang successful general and all those quirks definitely make him fun to study.
December 28th, 2003  
Nick42
 
Oh yes, he's one of the most interesting and successful American Generals during World War II, despite some of his strange traits LOL
December 29th, 2003  
Acerbus
 
Ah what's a damned good general without their quirks to make them what they are?

Patton's quirks sure did instill the kind of confidence and kick in the ass that the average GI needed to kick Hitler's ass some.
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Boots
December 31st, 2003  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
hehe patton

my sq. commander made my sq. watch the movie... fell in love w/ it
January 1st, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
According to the audio essay attached to the movie as a special feature in the dvd version Patton's troops covered more ground, and inflicted more enemy casualties in less time than any other general in the history of the world. WOOOHOOO! You gotta love Patton!
January 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Did you know that Patton ordered his troops to wear their ties with their uniforms in combat? (I don't know if that was in the movie, been years since I saw it.) Guess he was trying to outstyle the German's battle dress .
January 1st, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
“It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading.”
- General George S. Patton Jr., April 1943
January 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Thanks for the verification, diplomatic. Was that in the movie?
January 1st, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
No that was on the site though he said something similar in the movie.
January 1st, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
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Originally Posted by Redneck
Thanks for the verification, diplomatic. Was that in the movie?
The quote is from "The Patton Papers" published in 1974.
It's extracts of Patton's private and public correspondence.

Another similar quote from Patton is:
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If you can't get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?