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August 14, 2006

Patton's Speech To Troops

General George S. Patton Jr.

Patton's Famous Speech To The Troops Of The 3rd Army, 6th Armored Div

England, May 31, 1944

"Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. Men, all this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans traditionally love to fight. ALL REAL Americans, love the sting of battle.

When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big league ball players, the toughest boxers . . . Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in Hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war. Because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans. Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post, don't know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating. Now we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world.

You know . . . My God, I actually pity those poor bastards we're going up against. My God, I do.

We're not just going to shoot the bastards, we're going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel.

Now some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you'll chicken out under fire. Don't worry about it. I can assure you that you'll all do your duty. The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood, shoot them in the belly.

When you put your hand into a bunch of goo, that a moment before was your best friends face, you'll know what to do.

Now there's another thing I want you to remember. I don't want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We're not holding anything, we'll let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly, and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold onto him by the nose, and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time, and we're going to go through him like crap through a goose.

Now, there's one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home, and you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you're sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you, "What did you do in the great World War Two?" You won't have to say, "Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana."

Alright now, you sons of bitches, you know how I feel. Oh! . . . I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere. That's all."

General George S. Patton - England, May 31, 1944

Posted by Wild Thing at August 14, 2006 01:14 AM


Fortunately the Democrats of today didn't exist during General Patton's time. Can you imagine FDR, Ike, and Patton having to fight WWII with today's MSM and Democrat Party.

Posted by: BobF at August 14, 2006 08:53 AM

BTW, Thank you Wild Thing for the Right Brothers II CD. I listened to it while traveling to and from New York and it was great. Those guys are right on the money with what's happening in America.

Posted by: BobF at August 14, 2006 08:57 AM

Wish we had one of him in Washington today. If for no other reason than to kick the backside of every liberal there for their treason.

Posted by: raz0r at August 14, 2006 10:00 AM

I wonder if today's politically correct educated college students know who Patton was. I wonder how much pre Vietnam history is taught in school today, or how it may be taught. Maybe everything is all right and history is still taught the same as when I was a student. But when I was a student, in the 50s/60s, we had morning devotions, Pledge of Allegiance, prayers at sporting events and references to God in class sometimes. All that is now gone, so it makes me wonder if American History of the rise of America by way of Western culture and Democracy has also been amended/restricted?

Posted by: TomR at August 14, 2006 10:10 AM


go ahead, make me wish for the "good 'ol days", it shows just how wussified our culture has become, Patton was a great Man and General, in today's culture he would be more reviled than Ann Coulter.

Posted by: Mark at August 14, 2006 10:58 AM

Hi Bob I am so glad you liked the CD.

Your right about the Democrats of today and how they would be about a Patton ande Ike etc.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 14, 2006 04:09 PM

razOr, I agree, I would love to have a Patton in charge, oh my gosh how awesome that would be.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 14, 2006 04:10 PM

Tom I remember that too, every morning of school was like that with the Pledge etc.
The Dems have tried to re-write so much of our histroy I wonder too if it is even in our history books about Patton and Chesty Fuller etc.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 14, 2006 04:13 PM

I agree Mark he sure would be.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 14, 2006 04:13 PM