Lieutenant General Patton, Néhou, Basse-Normandie, France, 7 Jul 1944; note autograph on left breast pocket in the photograph

Caption   Lieutenant General Patton, Néhou, Basse-Normandie, France, 7 Jul 1944; note autograph on left breast pocket in the photograph ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Signal Corps
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George Patton   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 7 Jul 1944
Photos at Same Place Néhou, Normandy, France
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Jan 2011
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Apr 2015 08:32:42 PM


"I've been in the Army thirty years when my superior gives me an order, I say Yes, Sir and do my Goddamndest to carry it out".


At the end of WWII in Europe Patton was relieved of command of his beloved 3rd Army a lot of back door politics was involved to transfer him to the 15th Army, that was a paper army that a Lt. Col. or full Colonel could have overseen it had no troops or equipment, but was involved in writing the history of the US Army in Europe during WWII.

Patton should have been made Commandant of the War College teaching officers the "Art of War"
What's that famous movie quote from the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove:

"War is too important to be left by politicians
...they have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought"

General Jack Ripper played by Sterling Hayden

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Lat/Long 49.4255, -1.5448
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