The general fell into step beside the young infantryman and together they plodded toward the Rhine.

"How are you feeling, son?"

"General, I'm awful nervous ... I don't feel so good."

Said General Eisenhower: "Well, you and I are a good pair then, because I'm nervous too . . . Maybe if we just walk along together to the river we'll be good for each other."

The date was March 23, 1945. By next morning the massive crossing of the Rhine in the Wesel sector was a fact, and jubilant Winston Churchill stood on the...

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