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History Lessons by Jonathan Gifford

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GEORGE S. PATTON

(1885–1945)

“I don’t want to get any messages saying, ‘I am holding my position.’ We’re not holding a goddamned thing. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy’s balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn! From time to time there will be some complaints that we are pushing our people too hard. I don’t give a good goddamn about such complaints. I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat ...

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