Anyone know where this was quoted from?


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whiskeytangofoxtrot
November 12, 2008, 08:56 PM
"In my opinion, the M1 Rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised."
George S. Patton, Jr.

I am needing the cite for a paper I am writing about the M1 Garand.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Librarian
November 12, 2008, 10:33 PM
One of my all time favorite quotes in a letter from Lt. General G. S. Patton, Jr. to Maj. Gen. Levin H. Campbell, Jr. Chief of Ordnance, dated 26 January, 1945.

Quote:
My dear General Campbell,

In my opinion, the M-1 Rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.

However, my admiration for Ordnance products does not stop with the M-1 Rifle.

Our machine guns, mortars, artillery, and tanks are without equal on the battlefields of the world. In the hands of the unconquerable veterans now composing our armies, the utter destructrion of the armed forces of our enemies is certain.

Truly yours,

G. S. Patton, JR.
Lieut. General, U. S. Army,
Commanding
from http://worldwartwozone.com/forums/personal-combat-weapons/6500-the-m1-garand-rifle.html

RPCVYemen
November 12, 2008, 11:15 PM
"In my opinion, the M1 Rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised."

If you cut and paste that into Google search - with the quotes - it gives you the citation.

Mike

Gator
November 12, 2008, 11:32 PM
Pic from eclancy. Gen. Patton's second written opinion of the M1.

http://i37.tinypic.com/hrbp0o.jpg

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