WE were at the back of the bag... Pushing. the fights that went on at the back were violent in the extreme fanatical violemce. At the time it was said that Patton was too busy capturing empty of enemy countryside. Just for his own egotism. Even then he ran out of fuel. There is no doubt that the bag could have been closed had the Americans used the forces available. As to Patton driving the British out? He must be joking. He would have had the hiding of his life, for in all honesty he did not come up against anything like we had been fighting. In fact my opinion of the man was that of a big loud mouthed idiot, that when faced with the real thing? If anyone is in any doubt as to the fighting qualities? then perhaps the German opinion should be heard? They sent half a panzer div to fight the huge American army and the rest to fight the British...Does that not speak for itself? Patton....... IT seemed to us at the time that all he wanted was to swan around France where there was no enemy. Sapper..... Brutal? I suppose it is.... Duck Sapper.... incoming!