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Truman’s Strong Language Saves the Day!

Truman in France during World War I with military
Harry Truman in France, WWI

As a captain in one of America’s armies in France during WWI, Truman’s task entailed handling a division that was known for its disobedience problems. So when Germans attacked Truman’s division in the Vosges Mountains and Truman’s soldiers began to flee, Truman used incredibly strong language to encourage them to stay and fight. His men were so surprised and shocked by his language that they instantly rallied and began to fight once more!

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