A Letter from Ike

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, surveying the carnage east of the Rhine, noting the enemy's policy of divide and resist, dictated a letter to his Commander in Chief:

"The further this campaign progresses the more probable it appears that there will never be a clean-cut military surrender of the forces on the Western Front. . . . This . . . will likely mean that a V-E day will come about only by a proclamation on our part rather than by any definite and decisive collapse or surrender of German resistance. . . .

"It is, of course, always...

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