General 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 commanders he was the one they most feared. To Americans he was a worthy successor of such hardbitten cavalrymen as Philip Sheridan, J. E. B. Stuart and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
His great soldierly qualities were matched by one of the most colorful personalities of his period. He was trust worthy, daring, he always planned ahead for scenario's that had almost a 1% chance of happening. He also had quite high expectations for his soldiers. For example, during the battles that took place at the western front, he pushed his soldier's to advance forward overtime so as to reach a stranded battalion which was pinned down in a small village and because of General Patton, soldier's lives were saved as his battalion moved in to help defend against the Nazis. But despite his high and challenging expectations, he cared for his soldiers. General Patton went through a lot of high-ranking officers just to ask for steel helmets for his battalion to wear when going into battle instead of the standard issue tin helmets that were given to soldiers of that time and because of that, all the tin helmets that were given to the US soldiers were exchanged for the steel variant.
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