The Paratrooper Generals of D-Day
The Paratrooper Generals of D-Day
WhenTuesday, June 23, 2020, 6:45 – 8:45 PM
CategoriesAfter Five
SponsorSmithsonian Associates
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Generals during World War II usually stayed to the rear, but not Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor. During D-Day and the Normandy campaign, these commanders of the 82nd “All-American” and the 101st “Screaming Eagle” Airborne Divisions refused to remain behind the lines and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their paratroopers in the thick of combat. Military historian Mitchell Yokelson explores their unique style of leadership and how it played out in the most important American campaign of World War II.

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