This epic war saga tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich.
This biographical tale also highlights Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion, as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany. At the end of the day, how will General Patton be remembered? Having proved himself one of the greatest military commanders of World War II, how will he learn to live in a world without war?
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Parts of the speech at the beginning were inspired by a real speech George S. Patton gave before the 3rd Army finally landed in Normandy in late June and early July 1944. The parts of the speech used are watered-down versions of what Patton actually said. Read More