Honor & Responsibility

For the U.S. people the appointment of rugged, incisive Lieut. General Dwight David Eisenhower as top commander in North Africa came as a dramatic fillip. Here was proof enough of the dominant potential of the U.S. in World War II: "Ike" Eisenhower might one day lead the invasion into the Festung Europa.

It was gratifying, too, that General Eisenhower would probably be flanked in North Africa by three crack Britons —General Sir Harold Alexander, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham. (The shift in command also sent air-minded Lieut. General Frank M. Andrews to head all U.S....

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