Factual error: When Patton orders his driver to drive to the Carthaginian battlefield he addresses him as "sergeant". He is, however, wearing corporal's chevrons. A famous stickler for discipline and ceremonial, Patton is not likely to have made a mistake like this.
Due to a few comments at a press conference, he is relieved of his command of the Third Army by General Eisenhower. After receiving the news, he is approached by General Bradley, who lauds Patton for his efforts. Patton then takes his dog for a walk into fields of Bavaria, lamenting that "all glory is fleeting."
Patton: Look at that, gentlemen. Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.
Trivia: In real life, the infamous soldier slapping scene actually had a somewhat happier outcome. Patton berated the shell shocked trooper largely out of a combination of sleep deprivation (he'd been going for nearly 48 hours without rest) and the emotional turmoil of having so many troops wind up in the hospital due to his commanding decisions. Afterwards he went to a tent, slept for several hours, came back and apologized to the solider.
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