INTERESTING: Maybe Patton wasn’t everything he was made out to be?

The German View of Patton
Henrik Bering on Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies by Harry Yeide
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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On Patton’s performance in Lorraine, Ellis gets caustic:

“Here is the story of the Normandy campaign in a nutshell. Acute German shortages on the one hand, and on the other an Allied cornucopia which could provide an overwhelming level of firepower and a remorseless stream of replacements that could compensate for the grossest tactical bêtise. Add skilled public relations and a press hungry for heroes, and you had the circumstance so propitious that even Montgomery and Patton could seem like great commanders.”

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Found this interesting since most of my old relatives thought highly of him,