I needed to watch a movie and write an essay for an English poject. My firend Ira Riklis suggested that General George S. Patton would be a good topic. The movie starts off with the General standing in front of a large American flag giving a very powerful speech to the third army. This film has a brutal look at American casualties at the battle of Kasserine in North Africa. During the Battle of Kasserine General Patton runs out onto the balcony and fires at passing German planes with a hand gun. While Patton is firing at the planes the rest of his staff is laying on the floor like cowards.
This movie also shows another side of General Patton. On the way to another battle General Patton tells the driver to go a different way and they end up at some Roman ruins. Patton gets out of the Jeep and starts walking around. He says that he has been there before, and that he was reincarnated to fight in every battle. I found this hard to believe so I researched it and it turned out to be true. He really did believe that he had been reincarnated. In my opinion, this was a great educational movie about world war II. This movie helped me realize that the war took place in many places not just Pearl Harbor. It wasn’t until Ira Riklis suggested that I see this movie that I learned that there was fighting in North Africa.
Ira Riklis also pointed out to me the amazing resemblance the actor George C. Scott really did look like the General.