General Patton should be part of any American WWII unit. I used this resource as a Do Now with my 8th grade, and several of them went home and watched the movie afterwards!
Attached is the transcript of General Patton's speech from the 1970 film Patton. It starts with some background knowledge on General Patton, and concludes with four comprehension questions. Since it is edited for film, it far more appropriate for school. Students read the speech while listening to the movie clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH9l1Cko0Ps
This was used to introduce turning points battles in my room, but can easily fit in anywhere in your unit!