How Did General Patton Lose His Command

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“Old Blood and Guts”
In World War II, there were many brave and tough generals. There was no one tougher than “Old Blood and Guts,” General George S. Patton. George Smith Patton, Jr. was born in 1885 in California and died in 1945 during the war. Patton, who was a military man, loved the war. He always had on his armor and his ivory handled colt revolver by his side. His unique inventions or controversial decisions either helped the war or made it worse. General Patton made military decisions that had both positive and negative impact on the war.
General Patton was a unique and strange leader. Patton loved to use strong language when he talked. Patton used media as a military advantage. Therefore, he lost his command because of the statements he made to the press using outrageous behavior curse language. Patton was also different in some ways. Rumors went around that he dreamed he was a reincarnation of various commanders of our history. For some reason he decided to visit a hospital treating two battle fatigued soldiers. He slapped them both and called them weak. Later he was put on probation for his action. …show more content…

The Battle of the Bulge and The Battle of Bastogne were two of the many battles that Patton led. Patton’s Lorraine campaign during the Battle of the Bulge changed his skill into an assessment of effectiveness as a commander. The Battle of the Bulge was his finest hour in uniform. Patton had a plan for both these battles. He wanted to cut the Bulge at its base farther east of Bastogne. Patton’s 101st division was “stonewallsque” in that he forced marched and pushed foot infantry to inhuman levels. His attack was supported by 108 battalions of corps and army

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