Tonight at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time the History Channel will be premiering a new series: "Patton 360." Here is the link to the History Channel's website explaining the series and including some biographical information about the General:
Tonight's episode "Blood & Guts" will focus on the period November-December 1942, when the United States and Britain invaded North Africa in "Operation Torch." According to Wikipedia, Patton commanded the so-called Western Task force, tasked with capturing Casablanca. The task force included the U.S. 2d Armored Division and the 9th and 3d Infrantry division. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Torch
For those of you who have seen the 1970 movie bearing the General's name, you will recall that the movie's story begins AFTER the allies have taken Casablanca.