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joe mieczkowski
Fairfield, PA, USA
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Eisenhower, D-Day and Picketts Charge
Posted on: 12/11/2016 3:29:16 PM
I've heard it said that Ike studied Picketts charge when he planned the invasion of Normandy. Is there any evidence of that?

Joe
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


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Re: Eisenhower, D-Day and Picketts Charge
Posted on: 12/11/2016 5:28:26 PM
I wouldn't blame him if he did ?

In both instances you attack a heavily armed,

well fortified position on the high ground!

It was definitely hell on both attacking forces!

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Jim Cameron
North Bellmore, NY, USA
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Re: Eisenhower, D-Day and Picketts Charge
Posted on: 12/11/2016 7:13:42 PM
He didn't plan it.
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OpanaPointer
St. Louis, MO, USA
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E-8 Master Sergeant
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Re: Eisenhower, D-Day and Picketts Charge
Posted on: 12/11/2016 8:40:55 PM
True, he arrived some time into the planning of the attack.

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