General Patton and His Wold War II Training Center

Richard Ramirez, director of the General George S. Patton Memorial Museum in Indio, California, talked about the rigorous training General… read more

Richard Ramirez, director of the General George S. Patton Memorial Museum in Indio, California, talked about the rigorous training General Patton used to prepare troops to invade North Africa during World War II, and why he selected this area as a training location. The museum is in Chiriaco Summit, on the site of the entrance of Camp Young, part of the Desert Training Center of World War II.

Video clips from World War II were shown.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Palm Springs, California, from May 6-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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General Patton and His Wold War II Training Center

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Tour
Location:
Indio, California, United States
First Aired:
Jun 1, 2013
Last Aired:
Jun 8, 2013

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  • Jun 01, 2013 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 02, 2013 | 5:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 08, 2013 | 9:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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