George Patton had a bizarre death. Few realize he had been arm-chaired out of any command upon the close of combat in Europe, and put into a minor desk job tasked with historical research when he began investigating the disappearance of a trainload of Reichsbank gold and possibly also the collusion between the Soviet and Allied commands to prolong WWII so that profits could be fully milked and the black gold carefully distributed into secret coffers.
Patton might have been planning a career in politics because he was about to fly home and retire from the military. He knew a lot more than he could talk about, and as soon as he retired, he could have become the biggest inside-military whistle-blower since Major General Smedley Butler of the Marines, who dropped a dime on the plot to drive FDR out of power. It’s funny because Patton was the officer charged with dispersing the Bonus Army in Washington, while Butler was the Bonus Army’s hero. Patton knew the war could have been ended 9 months sooner if he’d only been provided with the necessary fuel to drive into Berlin.
Someone may have fed some insider details about what happened to Patton to Frederick Nolan, a British historian with a specialty in the American west. I guess it’s only fitting since Hitler referred to Patton as “that crazy cowboy.” Nolan wrote a book that was made into the film Brass Target. This underrated film stars John Cassavetes and Sophia Loren and makes the rounds on TCM.
Patton came from Southern royalty, but most of them aren’t part of the Eastern establishment running the world, aka the Illuminati. Eisenhower had languished as a major for a while before making a sudden ascension thanks to that cabal, and after becoming President he gave Rockefeller a permanent seat on the cabinet, no title necessary. There’s some question on whether Patton’s strange demise could have been an inside job, and wouldn’t you know it, O’Reilly’s book tried to make it look like a Soviet plot, which may have been the counterintelligence backstop that was floated to keep attention off the OSS, Dulles and Donovan.
Could the Soviets have moved the driver of Patton’s car to England to keep him in seclusion until the story faded? He was certainly a remarkable man and deserved a better death, especially after winning the Battle of the Bulge. And then they made that great movie about him starring George Scott, and ignored the stolen gold and the strange, improbable death from bumping his head during a minor vehicle incident. But there was another darker, and even more hidden side to Patton, and that was his virulent antisemitism. After the war, Patton made it clear he had more sympathy for former SS officers than Jewish refugees.