Army & Navy: Patton Regilded

Lieut. General George Smith Patton Jr., who had scandalized his fellow officers and angered the U.S. public, whose promotion the U.S. Senate had righteously turned down, was last week again an admired U.S. general. The British press idolized him, the U.S. press forgave him and the Senate fell over itself to confirm his nomination to permanent rank of major general.

For this restoration, Patton could thank his superiors, General Eisenhower and General Marshall. After Patton's hysterical slapping of two enlisted men in the Sicilian campaign, Eisenhower ordered him to make a public apology,...

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