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D-Day: Eisenhower addresses occupied Europe on D-Day

Context

General Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of Allied forces during the campaign following D-Day.

Following the war he went on to become President of the United States of America.

Here he broadcasts to the people of Western Europe in a statement prepared for D-Day.

For many of those people of Western Europe a difficult struggle still remained...

Transcript

People of Western Europe: a landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force.

This landing is part of a concerted United Nations' plan for the liberation of Europe, made in conjunction with our great Russian allies.

I have this message for all of you: although the initial assault may not have been made in your own country, the hour of your liberation is approaching.

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