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. Once again, Patton steals the thunder from the British, beating them to the Rhine River on March 3rd. The Third Army surges into southern Germany, but a few weeks later Patton's secret mission to rescue American POWs behind enemy lines goes horribly wrong. On April 11th Patton and his men witness the horrors of Nazi Germans when they liberate the Buchenwald death camp. The Third Reich finally collapses on May 8th, 1945. But before the year is over Patton dies of injuries from a car accident in post-war Germany.