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Order of the Day, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1944

Eisenhower, Dwight D. "Order of the Day." Radio Message to Allied Troops before the Invasion of France. Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, Teddington, London. 6 June 1944. Americanrhetoric.com. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

The first sentence of paragraph 3, “But this is the year 1944!” does which of the following?

A

Address the audience directly

B

Idealize the present

C

Support the main assertion with historical fact

D

Signal a shift in tone

E

Generalize specific examples from previous lines