WWII Day-By-Day: June 9
General George S Patton is honored with a parade through Los Angeles and a reception at the Memorial Coliseum before a crowd of over 100,000. He speaks in front of the Burbank City Hall and at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, wearing a chest full of medals and two ivory-handled revolvers (not pearl, as is often incorrectly asserted). He punctuates his speech with some of the same profanity that he has used with his troops. June 9, 1945
Lieutenant General George Patton, commander of the United States...
Lieutenant General George Patton, commander of the United States Third Army, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, commander of the United States Army Ground Forces in France, and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Deputy Commander of Allied Forces in France, discuss battle plans during World War Two on 16th August 1944.