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Killing Patton Setting & Symbolism

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Fort Driant

Fort Driant was a brutal battle that occurred in the last throes of World War II. It was an important strategically to both the Allied and Axis sides of the conflict. Several U.S. Army companies had battled for days but it was Patton’s 3rd Army that was finally able to penetrate and advance toward the fortress. One of his explosives specialists gained access to the roof and tossed explosives down at pipe that led inside and turned what looked like defeat into a potential victory. However, the battle raged on and finally Eisenhower ordered Patton to retreat which didn’t sit well with the general who never retreated.

Assassination Attempt on Hitler

As the war was coming to an end, a group of Nazi officers saw the writing on the wall and were all in agreement that Hitler could not lead Germany to victory...

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