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Roosevelt’s Role in Preparing for D-Day

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Abilene, Kansas
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Author Nigel Hamilton discusses President Roosevelt’s role in preparing the allied forces for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He argues that Roosevelt, by pushing for earlier military operations such as the North African campaign, ensured that the allied forces would be combat-hardened and prepared for D-Day. Hamilton is the author of a new book, "The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum hosted this event. 

Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:50am (ET)

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