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Mr. McPhee wrong about Gen. Patton


Last updated 8/30/2007 at Noon

In a letter to the Village News, Archie McPhee of Fallbrook was lavish in his praise of General Patton (WWII). I have no argument with the premise that Gen. Patton was a good general – though I’m not sure I agree with the assertion that he was the best ever!

Where I find specific disagreement with Mr. McPhee, however, was in his glowing accolade that “General Patton ran General Rommel and the Axis forces out of Africa.” I’m sure that General Patton himself would join me in correcting this erroneous assumption. In actual fact, General Bernard Montgomery, and the British Eighth Arm...

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