GP | | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
In November 1942, Camp Laguna in Yuma, Arizona started as a major training site for George S. Patton's armored units. It was one of fourteen such camps built in the southwestern deserts to train United States troops during World War II. It was a ... ...
Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
Before the Battle of Normandy, Patton is reading a book, The Norman Invasions, which would be Normans invading England, not the Allies invading Normandy from England. The list of Patton's favorite books, provided by his widow in 1952, includes: The Greatest Norman Conquest, Osborne, and The History of the Norman Conquest of England, five volumes by Freeman. That's going the wrong way, for the Allies of WWII. If this scene in the film is to show us how Patton was always one step ahead of other generals, by drawing from history, it would be more than a "goof." It would be a friendly fire disaster. (Oops!)
Opening credits prologue: KASSERINE PASS TUNISIA, 1943
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