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Rigorous recent scholarship has revealed a seamy and even horrifying underside to what happened after the Americans landed. Talking hundreds of rapes, GIs so predatory the Resistance had to protect French women. There were even murders. Apparently, most of this behavior was motivated by how French women were portrayed before the invasion (essentially sluts), even in the widely read LIFE, and in official pubs given the GIs prior to landing to motivate them to fight. Once ashore, and when not actively engaged in battle, many went hog wild, and their COs did nothing. This went on for quite some t