Eisenhower on D-Day Success— And In Case of Failure

By Callie Oettinger
Message Drafted by General Dwight Eisenhower in Case the D-Day Invasion Failed, 06/05/1944.  Credit: National Archives.

Message Drafted by General Dwight Eisenhower in Case the D-Day Invasion Failed, 06/05/1944.
Credit: National Archives.

“General Eisenhower’s D-Day Statement to Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. Credit: National Archives.

“General Eisenhower’s D-Day Statement to Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force.
Credit: National Archives.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower Meeting the Troops Prior to the Normandy Invasion, 06/05/1944.  Credit: National Archives.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower Meeting the Troops Prior to the Normandy Invasion, 06/05/1944.
Credit: National Archives.

 

Cable from General Dwight D. Eisenhower to General George C. Marshall Regarding D-Day Landings, 06/06/1944.  Credit: National Archives

Cable from General Dwight D. Eisenhower to General George C. Marshall Regarding D-Day Landings, 06/06/1944.
Credit: National Archives

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Normandy Invasion, 06/06/1944.
Credit: National Archives.

Additional Reading:

Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life by Carlo D’Este

“D’Este’s thorough research and careful analysis show us an Eisenhower feeling his way into command.” —Chicago Tribune

“A distinguished historian of World War II . . . Not only a breezy read but a thought-provoking one too.” —The Wall Street Journal

The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion by John C. McManus

“Vividly portrays the brutality of the conflict.”—The Washington Post

“Required reading on a bitter battle that won’t be—and never should be—forgotten.”
—W. E. B. Griffin


CALLIE OETTINGER  was Command Posts’ first managing editor. Her interest in military history, policy and fiction took root when she was a kid, traveling and living the life of an Army Brat, and continues today.

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