war leaders claims new book
‘We’ve got a terrible situation with this great patriot, he’s out of control
and we must save him from himself’. The OSS head General did not trust
The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office
spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied
collusion with the Russians that cost American lives.
The death of General Patton in December 1945, is one of the enduring mysteries of the war era. Although he had suffered serious injuries in a car crash in Manheim, he was thought to be recovering and was on the verge of flying home.
But after a decade-long investigation, military historian Robert Wilcox
claims that OSS head General “Wild Bill” Donovan ordered a highly decorated
marksman called Douglas Bazata to silence Patton, who gloried in the
nickname “Old Blood and Guts”.
His book, “Target Patton”, contains interviews with Mr Bazata, who died in
1999, and extracts from his diaries, detailing how he staged the car crash
by getting a troop truck to plough into Patton’s Cadillac and then shot the
general with a low-velocity projectile, which broke his neck while his
fellow passengers escaped without a scratch……..