Monday, November 30, 2015

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

In Killing Patton the authors have written a compelling and retelling of a portion of the second world war. The events surround American General George S. Patton, directly and indirectly. Leaders such as Eisenhower, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin are also covered in some detail.

This books, like past works, seeds doubt about the official story for General Patton’s death. It’s rumored Patton was killed for his views on Joseph Stalin and the communist army in Europe. A federal government worker, Douglas Bazata, later claimed he was part of the murder of General Patton. Bazata has never been taken seriously.

In the end, this book covers and touches on things most other histories do not. The most shocking part of the book was the “encouraged” gang raping communist soldiers performed. When the Russians entered Berlin, its believe they raped over 100,000 German women. Adolescent, elderly and pregnant were not spared this horrific abuse.

“Audacity” was a method Patton lived by. This books author has done no less. This is a highly recommended read and I suspect like I did, you’ll learn something new about the second world war. This book is a reminder that we nothing to grant the freedoms we have now. We’re just the caretakers.

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General