George Campbell Scott, portraying Patton, standing in front of an immensely huge American flag, delivers his version of Patton's "Speech to the Third Army" on June 5th,the eve of the Allied invasion of France, code-named "Overlord". Scott's rendition of the speech was highly sanitized so as not to offend too many fainthearted Americans. After one of my lectures on the subject of General Patton, I spoke with a retired Major-General who was a close friend of Patton and who had been stationed with him in the 's in the Cavalry. He explained to me that the movie was a very good portrayal of Patton in that it was the way he wanted his men and the public to see him, as a rugged, colorful commander.
To say that Patton Grew up in a military family is an understatement. In Patton attended the Olympics and placed 12th overall in the pentathlon. It was at this point that he both taught fencing techniques and designed what would be called the Patton Saber.
Patton served in an expedition to capture Poncho Villa. Although they failed in capturing their target they did kill two high ranking Mexican soldiers.
This made Patton somewhat famous across America. Patton started the war instructing Tank operators and then later commanding tanks in battle. After one particular battle Patton was wounded and was in a hospital until the end of the war. Eisenhower and the two of them developed what was called the armored doctrine that would be used in World War Two.
Colonel Patton was then promoted to brigadier general after taking command of the 2nd Armored Brigade. On April 4th he was promoted to Major General and later given command of the 2nd Armored Division. It was from his first days as acting leader of the Third Army that Patton put a strong emphasis on forward movement and the need to stay in contact with the enemy.
After serving in the North African Campaign and lowering casualty rates due to his strict standards. This discipline was rewarded by quick victories. These performances were rewarded and Patton was given command of the Seventh Army. It was after the Sicily Campaign and the day before the invasion of D-Day that Patton delivered his famous speech.
After the speech the Seventh Army stormed the beachhead and took control of the German defenses despite several German counter attacks. Throughout his illustrious career General Patton was a leader who earned respect.
The best example of the way he did this was in the North Africa campaign, his soldiers liked serving under him because they believed that their chances of making it through the war were better than with another general.
Patton made some unpopular decisions, but he did them to restore discipline to the army. He was a seasoned and successful General who had been in many campaigns. Patton had not been taught in depth on rhetoric by any school and this is evident in his style of speaking, it has a style that is informal.
Patton gave several versions of the same speech but the one before D-Day is the most popular. His delivery is loose, not sticking to one style, and he used a multitude of colorful language. However, even though his speech was so informal it was full of characteristics of general rhetorical style, such as victamage and metaphor.
The immediate audience, being the Third Army, was full of young men who were about to face one of the biggest challenges of their lives, some would not live through it.Patton is believed to have said these lines in the version of the speech he delivered to the 3rd Army’s 6th Armored Division on May 31, , but not in the June 5 version of his speech.
Speech to the 3rd Army Gen. George Patton. Speech to the 3rd Army Lyrics. But the drilling has made veterans of all you men. You are ready! The speech was delivered on June 5th, , the.
General Patton’s speech to troops made before D-Day is persuasive. By the use of sound bites, macho rhetoric, empathy, emotive language, humour and emphasis he managed to empower the troops who were going into battle.
General Patton's Address to the Troops Part I The Background Research. They hired a "famous" actor to make an "unexpurgated" recording of the Patton speech. This recording was to be made available to veterans of Third Army and anyone else who would like to have one.
The term "famous" was the only reference made by the editors about . Patton's Speech to the Third Army was a series of speeches given by General George S.
Patton to troops of the United States Third Army in , prior to the Allied invasion of France.
The speeches were intended to motivate the inexperienced Third Army for its pending combat duty. Patton’s Motivating Speech on the Eve of the D-Day by Here are the excerpts of one of the most motivating speeches in the military history of the world that General Patton gave to the men of the Third Army some where in England on 5 June just before the D-Day: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website.