Fil d'Ariane > Région > St-Assise 1 > 1939-1944 > Carte 1944 > Passage St Fargeau/Seine-Port
Traversée de la Seine (entre St Fargeau et Seine-Port ?) par le Général Patton
 
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A week after Mortain, Aug. 25th, found the 3rd Armored crossing the Seine on a pontoon bridge between Melun and Corbeil. About mid-morning of the 26th, there was a lull in the traffic and I was sitting on the bank, whittling, within talking distance of my radio equipped half-track, when a jeep began crossing from the other side. From a distance the helmet of the passenger seemed unusually shiny, and as it came closer it turned out to be Gen. Patton, with lacquered helmet bearing three stars, Eisenhower jacket, riding breeches, boots, gloves ivory handled revolver and large as life. When he was near, I arose and gave him a proper salute. "Everything under control, major," he inquired. I said that it was and he responded, "Give Maurice Rose (our division commander) my regards," and went on. North of the Seine in a sole unarmored vehicle at that time was not a particularly safe place to be.This was the last time I saw George Patton"
Extrait de GEORGE PATTON AND I  By Haynes W. Dugan -The 3rd Armored Division History Website -
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