This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, military career, works, achievements and timeline way for a new path in his life he decided to join the army, serving for a brief period of time under general george s patton, jr he was then promoted to the rank of general officer and. Educated at west point, george s patton (1885-1945) began his military career leading cavalry troops against mexican forces and became the first officer assigned to the new us army tank corps during world war i promoted through the ranks over the next several decades, he reached the high point of his career during. Hosted by actor walter matthau and narrated by ronald reagan, this special episode of the big picture profiles one of the great generals of the 20th century -- george s patton george smith patton, jr (november 11, 1885 – december 21, 1945) was a united states army general, who commanded the. Make research projects and school reports about george smith patton jr easy with credible articles from our free, online encyclopedia and dictionary his immediate superior, gen dwight eisenhower robert s allen, lucky forward: the history of patton's third us army (1947), is a highly laudatory account patton's.
George s patton, america's greatest combat general of the second world war, was assassinated after the conflict with the connivance of us leaders he ended his career as an aide to president ronald reagan's navy secretary john lehman, a member of the 9/11 commission and adviser to john. George patton - early life & career: born november 11, 1885 in san gabriel, ca , george smith patton, jr was the son of george s patton, sr and ruth patton an avid student of military history, the young patton was descended from revolutionary war brigadier general hugh mercer and several of his. A chronology of key events in the life and career of general george s patton ( 1885-1945), army officer and author 1885, nov 11 born, san gabriel, calif aide-de-camp to general john j pershing, commander-in-chief, american expeditionary forces commanded headquarters troop, american expeditionary. Perhaps it was his love of history and the opportunity to exercise come control over how the history of the war would be written—whatever his reasons, he decided to relinquish the storied third army and accept command of this new “ paper army” george s patton, jr, general, usa, may 1945 (patton.
Suggesting to dad that he could review these scraps for an autobiography and start anew instead, my father—the namesake and only son of the world war ii general george s patton jr, and a decorated general and famously tough warrior in his own right—choked up “i'm sorry, i just can't,” he said and he never did. Recommends it for: history lovers this book was very well written i believe that carlo d'este was able to portray general george s patton jr's life very well his use of actual letters and poems written by patton himself made it feel as though patton himself were telling you about his life he was able to portray him as a man. George s patton iii was a highly successful and highly controversial general who held corps- and army-level commands during world war ii commander, patton might have led the american troops during the invasion of normandy however, his impolitic ways and a degree of emotional instability (which see full bio.
On december 21, 1945, george s patton, jr died from injuries suffered in a car accident in germany in the wake of world war ii at the time, patton had just been the new york times, in its obituary of the general, called patton “one of the most brilliant soldiers in american history” the “audacious. George patton - have you ever heard of general george patton jr who helped stopped the nazis from taking over the world he has an interesting childhood, college life, and a diverse military career george smith patton jr was born on november 11, 1885 in san gabriel california “george patton biography” george. This concise but authoritative biography of general george s patton, jr is the perfect text for the person who desires a penetrating biography of this legendary general without the length of some of the more alexrod does a great job of capturing the essence of patton's life and philosophy in such a brief biography. Ww2dbasegeorge smith patton, jr was born in san gabriel, california, united states to the affluent george smith patton and ruth wilson although he was the third george smith patton, he was given the suffix of junior as if he was the second of his paternal lineage, his grandfather was brigadier general george smith.
George patton: biography of us army general george patton george patton, in full george smith patton, jr, (born november 11, 1885, san gabriel, california , us—died december 21, 1945, heidelberg, germany) however, his brash actions and mercurial temper led to numerous controversies during his career. There were rumors that patton actually dreamed he was the reincarnation of various great commanders in history, especially of the roman scipio africanus, who demolished hannibal at the battle of zama in 202 bce i didn't know the general well enough to offer an opinion on the matter, but frankly i doubt it we were all. Honoring general george s patton, jr the men who served with him and the units he persons or organizations claiming to be part of, or associated with, the patton society are unauthorized unless specifically designated on this website a history of the st joseph lead company: order here: createspace com. Learn how us army general george patton earned the nickname old blood and guts on biographycom he served in patton jr synopsis early life military career death and legacy videos in december of 1945, general george s patton broke his neck in a car crash near mannheim, germany.
Gen george s patton jr, was an incredible contradiction on the one hand, an incredibly gifted military leader, and on the other a man who prayed fervently to the lord it is as though patton existed on a different level from his fellow generals in the war it seems to me that gen patton lived for the fight, peacetime held. One of the most complex military men of american history, general george smith patton jr was born november 11, 1885, in san gabriel, california patton is regarded as one of the early on, she made up her mind that she would be a soldier's wife, dedicating her life to him and his career inspired by beatrice, george. Patton's career a brilliant one by the new york times gen george smith patton jr was one of the most brilliant soldiers in american history audacious, unorthodox and inspiring, he led his troops to great victories in north africa, sicily and on the western front nazi generals admitted that of all american field.
Patton and his army liberated france, belgium, luxembourg, germany, bavaria, austria and czechoslovakia1 early life george smith patton jr was born on 11 november 1885 in san gabriel, california2 he suffered from dyslexia as a child , thus his parents tutored him until he was 11 years old3 his family background. Martin blumenson, a leading historian of world war ii who wrote the army's official account of the d-day invasion and was perhaps the foremost authority on the life of gen george s patton jr, died april 15 of cancer at his home in washington he was 86 mr blumenson parlayed his early experience as a.
The flamboyant american commander never lost a major battle, but his explosive temper almost cost him his career george smith patton jr was born on the november, into a family with a long record of military service general patton – may god have mercy upon my enemies, because i won't. Following his campaign in western europe, george s patton had difficulty adjusting to peacetime and was fatally injured in an automobile accident. This book was a narrative biography of general george s patton's life, including his military career and virtues the book discusses his primal love and knowledge of historical battles and desire to be a general he was born in 1885 and died ironically in 1945, in car accident soon after returning from world war ii the book.