How Did General Patton Influence The Military

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General Patton was racist yet inspired his army consisting of many African American soldiers to follow him into battle. Many of the other commands used African American soldiers in lesser duties as cooks and labor. Patton used his soldiers as combat troops. He professed his deeply held religious views as a Christian yet his speeches and orders were heavily laced with profanity. He suffered from depression and fears of being deemed a coward which led him to fits of hysteria. The Supreme Allied Commander Europe. general Dwight Eisenhower was concerned that General Patton was unstable based on his outrageous statements and profanity. Patton grew up in a military family history where most served in the Confederacy. he literally worshipped those …show more content…

he wrote in all his field notebooks in upper case “YOU ARE NOT BEATEN UNTIL YOU ADMIT IT HENCE DON’T” He believed it was important to make himself conspicuous at the front lines to show the troops that Generals could get shot at too. General Patton was assigned in 1942 to Africa where he led American forces against one of the most famous German military leaders, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. During the next following months, General Patton Was able to slow the German advance in Africa and later forcing them to retreat. this provided very importantly to the war effort since the American Army was humiliated in previous battles. General Patton’s reputation grew with each battle and became known as the General who defeated Rommel. As the war moved toward the invasion of France in 1944, General Patton was assigned as commanding General of the Third Army. He was not to be involved in the invasion of Normandy but was serving a decoy to divert German attention away from the planned invasion sites. Hitler believed the Allies would not launch a full-scale invasion without the involvement of General Patton, their best …show more content…

He was not able to be involved in the invasion of Normandy by was serving as a decoy. to divert German attention away from the planned invasion site. At a village meeting, Patton claimed that he believed the world would be ruled by Americans and the British as soon as the Germans and Japanese were defeated. This outraged the Russians who were fighting the Germans on the Western Front. Again General Patton faced discipline for his actions. He continued to serve his role as decoy as the invasion went forward while Hitler refused to commit tank divisions held in

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