A Grave Mistake: The Story of Patton's "Abandoned Rear"

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A Grave Mistake: The Story of Patton's "Abandoned Rear"

Thursday, 18 July

When George S. Patton decided to found a tank training school in the tiny French village of Bourg, the mayor approached him in tears. "An American soldier has died here," said the mayor, "and I would like to lead you to his grave." Patton followed the lachrymose politician to the grave site -- but he wasn't prepared for what he would find. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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