Patton: America's Greatest General?

General George S. Patton was one of America's most successful - and indeed unconventional - military leaders.

From a young age, 'Georgie' Patton believed he was destined to lead a great army, and after an eventful youth - in which he even competed in the 1912 Olympic Games - the Californian forged an incredible military career during both World Wars.

In this episode James is joined by General Patton's grandson, Robert H. Patton, to discuss his grandfather's esteemed, if not slightly controversial career - as well as the conspiracies surrounding his death in 1945.

Bob's book The Pattons: A Personal History of an American Family is available here.

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