Definition of George Patton from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


George Patton

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(1885-1945) a senior US Army officer during World War II. His popular name was 'Old Blood and Guts'. After D-Day General Patton led the US 3rd Army rapidly through France and into Germany. He was a tough man who demanded strict discipline and was either loved or hated by his soldiers. His story was told in the film Patton (1970) with George C Scott, which won three Oscars.