Patton (again)

I’ve been reading The Fighting Pattons by Brian Sobel, its a look at both George S Patton (the WW2 General) and his son George S Patton IV who attained the rank of Major General in the US army.

It is quiet fascinating, both men would certain appear to be characters.

What I wanted to share was this quote of George Patton IV reminising about watching films with his father in the basement:

“We did have some time together, one of the things we used to do was go down to the basement and shoot. He had a movie projector with films of planes flying around. The screen was armour plate, painted white, and he would sit there with a pistol and shoot at the planes as they flew by. It was something to see: Here you had various types of aircraft flying toward you and away from you across the screen and he would shoot and talk about techniques of fire”.

Classic!

The book is a good read about two very remarkable men, looking at Amazon it appears like it is about to be re-released.