World Battlefronts: Quiet Operator

At his first London press conference since his return (see above), General Eisenhower had some news: Lieut. General Omar Nelson Bradley is to be senior commander of U.S. ground forces in the United Kingdom.

General Ike did not make it clear whether Bradley would command all U.S. land forces in the coming invasion, thus serving as British General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery's opposite number. But it was certain that tall, imperturbable Infantryman Bradley would have much to do with shaping the invasion.

Doughfoot's General. No soldier in the U.S. Army has a firmer...

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