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The Life, Times And Battles Of George S. Patton, World War II's Most Dangerous General On Any Front! 3 Full Hours Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #Patton #GeorgeSPatton #US3rdArmy #ThirdUnitedStatesArmy #OldBloodAndGuts #WorldWarI #WorldWarOne #WorldWar1 #WWI #WW1 #FirstWorldWar #FirstEuropeanWar #WarToEndAllWars #TheWarToEndAllWars #TheGreatWar #EuropeanCivilWar #WorldWarII #WWII #PanchoVillaExpedition #SeventhUnitedStatesArmy #MediterraneanTheaterOfOperations #NorthAfricanTheaterOfOperations #MediterraneanAndMiddleEastTheatreOfWorldWarII #VirginiaMilitaryInstitute #VMI #TankCorpsOfTheAmericanExpeditionaryForces #AmericanExpeditionaryForces #ArmouredWarfare #MechanisedWarfare #TankWarfare #UnitedStates2ndArmoredDivision #EuropeanTheatreOfWorldWarII #SecondEuropeanWar #OperationTorch #UnitedStatesIICorps #AlliedInvasionOfSicily #OperationFortitude #AlliedAdvanceFromParisToTheRhine #SiegeOfBastogne #BattleOfTheBulge #FifteenthUnitedStatesArmy #Denazification #GeorgeSPattonsSpeechToTheThirdArmy #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
BIOGRAPHY (CBS): GEORGE PATTON (Black/White, 24 Minutes.)
The mother of all TV biography documentary series gives it's standard-setting treatment of America's boldest general of the Second World War. Narrated by Mike Wallace.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: PATTON AND THE 3RD ARMY (Black/White, 24 Minutes.)
Walter Cronkite narrates events he often saw first hand as a war correspondant relevant to the historic achievements of what most analysts agree was World War Two's most successful and effective mechanized Army.
THE BIG PICTURE: THE GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON STORY (Black/White, 28 Minutes.)
Ronald Reagan narrates the official Department of Defense biography on George S. Patton produced for the Department of the Army's 1953 to 1963 TV Series THE BIG PICTURE..
PATTON: THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH (Color 30 Minutes.)
Hal Holbrook narrates this insightful investigation of the sensitve inner man hidden behind Patton's outer bravado and how that translated into his quest for glory and the satisfaction of both his perceived destiny and the expectations of his ancestors.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: TARGET: NORTH AFRICA (Black/White, 24 Minutes.)
An excellent insight into the landmark and problematic invasion of French North Africa, wherein General Mark Clark explains how Patton, in response to his and Eisenhower's official reminder of follow their contingency plans in case the invasion of North Africa was cancelled en route to the beaches, stated his intention in the event of such a cancellation to land his invasion forces in Spain then fight north towards Germany!
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: INVASION OF SICILY (Black/White, 24 Minutes.)
Chronicles the Allied liberation of the first of Italy's regions and the extraordinary and controversial events that occurred under Patton's command there.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: BATTLE OF THE BULGE (Black/White, 24 Minutes.)
It was Patton and his 3rd Army's near miraculous relief of the beleaguered American forces fighting the advancing Germans in the bastion of Bastogne that stands out as one of his greatest military achievements among very many, as this documentary makes a point of making clear.
George S. Patton, senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 (November 11, 1885 - December 21, 1945) was born George Smith Patton Jr. in San Gabriel, California to a family with an extensive military background, whose members had served in both the United States Army and Confederate States Army. Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He studied fencing and designed the M1913 Cavalry Saber, more commonly known as the "Patton Sword", and partially due to his skill in the sport, he competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles. He later joined the newly formed United States Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded while leading tanks into combat near the end of the war. In the interwar period, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving in numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the 2nd Armored Division at the time of the American entry into World War II. Patton led U.S. troops into the Mediterranean theater with an invasion of Casablanca during Operation Torch in 1942, where he later established himself as an effective commander through his rapid rehabilitation of the demoralized U.S. II Corps. He commanded the U.S. Seventh Army during the Allied invasion of Sicily, where he was the first Allied commander to reach Messina. There he was embroiled in controversy after he slapped two shell-shocked soldiers under his command, and was temporarily removed from battlefield command for other duties such as participating in Operation Fortitude's disinformation campaign for Operation Overlord. Patton returned to command the Third Army following the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, where he led a highly successful rapid armored drive across France. He led the relief of beleaguered American troops at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, and advanced his Third Army into Nazi Germany by the end of the war. After the war, Patton became the military governor of Bavaria, but he was relieved of this post because of his statements trivializing denazification. He commanded the United States Fifteenth Army for slightly more than two months. Patton died in Germany on December 21, 1945, as a result of injuries from an automobile accident twelve days earlier. Patton's colorful image, hard-driving personality and success as a commander were at times overshadowed by his controversial public statements. His philosophy of leading from the front and his ability to inspire troops with vulgarity-ridden speeches, such as a famous address to the Third Army, attracted favorable attention. His strong emphasis on rapid and aggressive offensive action proved effective. While Allied leaders held sharply differing opinions on Patton, he was regarded highly by his opponents in the German High Command. A popular, award-winning biographical film released in 1970 helped transform Patton into an American hero. George S. Patton died in his sleep at the age of 60 at about 6:00 pm on December 21, 1945 in a hospital in Heidelberg, Germany of pulmonary edema and congestive heart failure following a car accident in which he had been injured on December 9 near Mannheim. He was buried in Luxembourg.