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English: General Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses American paratroopers prior to D-Day.

"Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. 'Full victory-nothing else' to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe." Eisenhower is meeting with US Co. E, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (Strike) of the 101st Airborne Division, photo taken at Greenham Common Airfield in England about 8:30 p.m. on June 5, 1944. The General was talking about fly fishing with his men as he always did before a stressful operation.

Memoir by Lt Wallace C. Strobel about this photo (seen wearing the number 23 around his neck):
Date 5 June 1944
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  • U.S. Army photograph. No. SC 194399.
  • Source: aa_eisenhower_dday_2_e.jpg from
  • Source of higher resolution copy: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-25600.
  • This higher resolution version DOD Still Asset # HDSN9902699
Author Unknown U.S. Army photographer


Public domain This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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