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U.S. Army Signal Corps Patton addressing the 80th Infantry

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06760.26 Author/Creator: U.S. Army Signal Corps Place Written: Kaufbeuren, Germany Type: Photographs Date: 1945 July 19 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 12.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Dating based on note on verso, passing the photograph for publication. From verso: Gen. George S. PAtton, Jr., commanding general, 2rd U.S. Army, stands in front of microphone addressing troops of 80th infantry division at Kaufbeuren, Germany. Photograph was passed for publication on July 23.

People: Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, World War II

Sub Era: World War II