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WHO WILL RID US OF THIS TROUBLESOME COMMANDER?

General George S. Patton died of injuries sustained in a car crash near Mannheim, the day before he was supposed to ship out for home.  Bill O'Reilly's Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General, today's Book Review No. 9, suggests that the inquest into the accident might be instructively reopened.  I won't provide any spoilers.  If you've seen the George C. Scott movie, a lot of the stories will seem familiar.  That the general had no love for the Soviets is no secret.  That the Soviets might have wanted him dead would not come as a surprise.  Powerful interests within the capitalist allies?  Read the book, and wonder.


(Cross-posted to Cold Spring Shops.)

Tags: history, military, mystery, war
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