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Mitchell Cheever
Mitchell Cheever • 2 years ago

General George Patton

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General George Patton

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." George S. Patton

Charles Joseph Coward was a British solider who, as a POW, broke into Auschwitz, saved many Jews from death, sabatoged the Germans during work details, smuggled intelligence about the conditions at the concetration and pow camps. He, along with other British officers, used their Red Cross packages to smuggle food the the inmates of Auschwitz. In 1963 he was named as one fo the "Rightous amoung Nations." (Coward is pictured on the upper bunk.)

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Karl Schöngarth was an SS Brigadier General who committed mass murder and genocide in Poland during the Holocaust. He formed several Einsatzgruppen in Warsaw, Radom, and Lublin. He was responsible for the murder of up to 10,000 Jewish citizens between July and September 1941 and later the massacre of Lviv professors during Operation Barbarossa. He later worked as a Commander of the Gestapo in the Netherlands. Captured by the Allies, he was hanged for murdering a downed Allied pilot.

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Wedding photo of General George Patton and Beatrice Ayer. Throughout his miliatry career, George wrote the most beautiful love letters to Beatrice - "I love you so, Bea ... I am not so hellish young and it is not spring, yet still I love you just as much as if we were 22 again on the baseball grandstand at West Point the night I graduated."

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Medic Kate Nesbitt receiving The Military Cross for bravery under fire from Prince Charles. Standing just 5ft tall Kate sprinted 70 yards under Taliban fire to attend LC John List who had been shot through the mouth and was choking to death, she stayed for 40 minutes attending him saving his life all the while being targeted by the Taliban. What an amazing 21 year old, an amazing young women to be proud of