Thursday, August 11, 2005

Patently Patriotic Post of the Day (8/11/05)

Gen. George S. Patton

As the Allies advanced into Germany at the end of World War II, General Patton received a message from headquarters ordering him to by-pass the city of Triers as it would take four divisions to capture. By the time the message arrived, however, the city had already fallen. Patton promptly sent a reply: "Have taken Triers with two divisions," he explained. "Do you want me to give it back?"

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