George S. Patton, Jr. is best known for leading an Army through France in WW2. Few realize however that Patton’s relationship to France began two years prior to WW1, giving him a clear advantage through intimate familiarity with the terrain and culture that would serve him greatly and help lead to victory in Europe.
In a rare and illuminating live presentation, Helen traces her grandfather’s numerous trips through France and share the trajectory of Patton’s comprehension of the country that was his honeymoon destination, military training ground, and nearly his final resting place after being severely wounded during a tank assault between Reims and Verdun during the final days of WW1.
Helen will share her fascination with seasoned commander driven to unshackle the very land and people that formed an ambitious young lieutenant named Georgie; and how the bond was adopted by Helen and transformed into a mission of reconciliation, picking up where Patton left off in his sweep through France.
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