Eisenhower and Patton Comparison
2834 words 12 pagesGeneral Eisenhower and General Patton:
From a fiercely brave General, who strictly enforces customs, bravery, formalities, and success; to a General with a lighthearted-mood, down to earth attitude, a steadfast courage, and a integrity and decency to lead the nations of the world into battle; while both these legendary Generals fought on the same side, both General S. Patton and General D. Eisenhower were distinctly different Generals. This paper seeks to outline the differences and similarities between the two Generals by taking a close look at their lives, and the impacts they had on WWII.
George S. Patton was born on November 11th, 1885, in San Gabriel California. As Patton grew older, he developed a …show more content…
There were many who believed that his successes were only due to the state of the German Army, and that he wouldn’t have been able to do it anytime during Germany in 1940. However, others had said that, “He would have modified, adapted and suited his tactics to the capabilities of the enemy. He possesses a remarkable instinct for what the enemy will do, and the essence of his method is to move so fast that the enemy cannot possibly succeed.”
During the war, General S. Patton had a nickname of “Blood and Guts.” He received this nickname during a publicized speechmaking. Patton was the sort of speaker who knew when to be stern. He would begin his speeches calmly; than he would reach his main point and raise his voice very high, and then he would teeter off to the end. His nickname though was not just because of his etiquette of lecturing his men, but mostly because Patton instilled fear into his troops as a man a great strictness and authority. He once told his troops,
“Gentlemen, you have done well. This operation was successful. But we are only at the beginning… I have no use for a staff officer who doesn’t know what his problems actually mean in the field. I don’t want to have a lot of staff officers who get waffle-tailed from sitting in chairs.”
Patton expected near perfection from his men. He believed that a well-organized and disciplined army is the way that an army is supposed to be, and that through