As a result, the editors reluctantly destroyed the recordings. Today there is no single agreed-upon version of the speech among historians. Patton started by celebrating the innate competitiveness that makes the American soldier exceptional.
Each man must think not only of himself, but think of his buddy fighting alongside him. They should be killed off like flies. If not, they will go back home after the war, goddamn cowards, and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men. One of the bravest men I saw in the African campaign was on a telegraph pole in the midst of furious fire while we were moving toward Tunis.
I stopped and asked him what the hell he was doing up there. A man who devoted all he had to his duty, no matter how great the odds, no matter how seemingly insignificant his duty appeared at the time. Those drivers were magnificent.
All day and all night they crawled along those son-of-a-bitch roads, never stopping, never deviating from their course with shells bursting all around them. Many of the men drove over 40 consecutive hours. We got through on good old American guts. These were not combat men.
But they were soldiers with a job to do. They were part of a team.
Without them the fight would have been lost. Sure, we all want to go home. We want to get this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to get the bastards who started it.
We want to get the hell over there and clean the goddamn thing up, and then get at those purple-pissing Japs. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper-hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler.
When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a Boche will get him eventually. The hell with that.
Foxholes only slow up an offensive. War is a bloody business, a killing business. The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them, spill their blood or they will spill yours. Shoot them in the guts. Rip open their belly. Our plan of operation is to advance and keep on advancing.
I believe that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood.The Famous Patton Speech By Charles M. Province. A pale imitation of the real speech. The Background Research on General Patton’s Address to the Troops.
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Speech to the 3rd Army Lyrics Be seated. Men, all this stuff you hear about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of bullshit.