With the German Army again in full retreat, Patton and his men are ordered to break through the vaunted Siegfried Line and cross into Germany.
As Patton's men prepare to cross the Rhine into Germany, American units in Belgium are shattered by a German counterattack, kicking off the Battle of the Bulge. Patton is called to the rescue.
Patton orders his men to take heavily fortified Metz. The thick forts and castle-like walls that surround the city prove to be more than a match for American armor, and the siege goes on for weeks.
Patton's blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines. He invades Lorraine, hoping to cross into Germany, but fuel shortages have given the Germans time to regroup.
France, August 1944: As American forces tear through western France, Patton's superiors order him to stop before completely trapping an entire German Army.
Patton's victories in Sicily are overshadowed by the infamous "slapping incident." He is assigned to command a fictitious army in England as a ruse to fool the Germans.
Frustrated by the slow progress of his British allies, Patton ignores orders to stay by their side and pushes on to capture Palermo.
Patton is given command of the Seventh Army as the Allies prepare to invade Sicily. The combined amphibious and airborne assault of Operation Husky is the largest invasion of the war to date.
After the Germans deliver a stinging defeat to American forces at Kasserine Pass, Eisenhower appoints Patton to take charge of the humiliated Americans.