Why did General George Smith Patton apologise to all divisions of the United States Seventh Army during World War Two?

Answer: He slapped two US soldiers in Sicily in August 1943 who were in a field hospital suffering from battle fatigue. He accused them of cowardice. Patton was ordered by his commanding officer General Dwight D Eisenhower to apologise to the army and to write a letter of apology to the soldiers concerned.

Source: A Genius for War – A Life of George Patton by Carlo D’Este

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