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Dwight Eisenhower’s D-Day Statement | Primary Source Close Reads Explained

How can we understand Eisenhower’s leadership through his D-Day statement? In this episode of Primary Source Close Reads Explained, Kirk explores the statement given by General Dwight D. Eisenhower 79 years ago to a group of citizen-soldiers as they prepared for the great undertaking that would be known as ‘D-Day.’ Eisenhower also prepared a statement in case of failure that was never needed but exists for us to examine today as another example of how he demonstrated leadership in the face of hardship. How do these statements show Eisenhower’s commitment to taking full responsibility as a leader?

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