General Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, broadcast a sober warning and clear instructions to the people of Occupied Europe. Said General Eisenhower, his voice resonant and reassuring:
"The hour of your liberation is approaching.
"To members of resistance movements ... I say 'follow the instructions you have received.' To patriots who are not members of organized resistance groups I say 'continue your passive resistance, but do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal to rise and strike the enemy. . . . Until that day I call on you for the hard task of discipline and restraint.'