Saturday, June 6, 2009

Vive les Américains de la Normandie!

Just a coupla-sixty-five years ago, an intrepid bunch of lads came ashore at Utah, Omaha, Sword, Juno, and Gold. Take a minute to remember that. And while doing so, consider the attitude of General George S. Patton, Jr. on the eve of battle:

We want to get the hell over there." The quicker we clean up this god***ned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt
against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too. Before the god***ned Marines get all of the credit.


I don't want to get any messages saying, 'I am holding my position.' We are not holding a god***ned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living sh*t out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!


There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON'T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, 'Well, your Granddaddy shoveled sh*t in Louisiana.' No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, 'Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a Son-of-a-god***ned-B**ch named Georgie Patton!"

Full text of Patton's speech can be found here.

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