World Battlefronts: The Star Halfback

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Last week SHAEF correspondents were telling another anecdote about unpredictable Lieut. General George S. Patton Jr. An Allied officer had asked Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower where in Germany Patton might be. "Ike's" reply: "Hell. I don't know. I haven't heard from him for three hours."

George Patton was sitting in his headquarters van, his high-polished cavalry boots cocked on the glass top of his desk, his long-fingered hands relaxed in his lap. He listened now & then over his command radio to battle reports. They were good. His tankmen were rampaging around,...

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