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Eisenhower and the 101st Airborne

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Eisenhower and the 101st Airborne

Eisenhower and the 101st Airborne

General Eisenhower gives a pep talk to 101st Airborne shortly after ordering the D-Day invasion. The British had advised Eisenhower that the paratroopers would suffer 95% casualties so Eisenhower wanted to personally speak to them before they left for the assault. The actual casualty rate was about 22%.


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