Gen. George C. Marshall: I have a letter here, written a long time ago, to a Mrs. Bixby in Boston. So bear with me.
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Gen. George C. Marshall:
I have a letter here, written a long time ago, to a Mrs. Bixby in Boston. So bear with me. "Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln."

Transcript:
I have a letter here,
written a long time ago
to a Mrs Bixby in Boston.
So bear with me.
"Dear Madam,"
"I have been shown in the files
of the War Department"
"a statement of the Adjutant
General of Massachusetts"
"that you are the mother of five"
"sons who have died gloriously
on the field of battle."
"I feel how weak and fruitless
must be any words of mine"
"that would attempt
to beguile you from the grief"
"of a loss so overwhelming."
"But I cannot refrain
from tendering to you"
"the consolation that may be found"
"in the thanks of the republic
they died to save."
"I pray that Our Heavenly Father"
"may assuage the anguish
of your bereavement"
"and leave you only the cherished
memory of the loved lost,"
"and the solemn pride
that must be yours"
"to have laid so costly a sacrifice
upon the altar of freedom."
"Yours very sincerely and respectfully,"
"Abraham Lincoln."
That boy is alive.
We are gonna send somebody
to find him,
and we are gonna get him
the hell out of there.
- Yes, sir.
- Yes, sir.
We expected 32 tanks to float to
the beach. Twenty-seven didn't make it.
- Miller, Charlie Company.
- Go on in, Captain.
I understand your situation.
But if we don't offload
those duel-drive Shermans by 0600,
we're gonna have an entire division
stuck at Carentan
with its pants around its ankles.
Well, you let me know then.
Have Charlie Company hold at Vierville
until we can get some Armour up there.
Yes, sir. Runner!
Airborne was supposed to win
an open door for the rest of us.
Instead they misdropped,
scattered all their sticks into the wind.
- What's your situation?
- Yes, sir. Sector four is secure.
We...
We took out towed 88s
here, here and here.

Clip duration: 173 seconds
Views: 42
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: drama, war
Summary: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.


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