National Affairs: Report from the Boss

The generals' aides and the traveling newsmen had said their two-bits worth. This week General Ike had his say. Released for publication (though dated July 1945) was General Eisenhower's report*of his duties as Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force.

General Ike waded right into the debate. He picked the three "episodes . . . most decisive in insuring victory." The first, obviously, was the battle of the Normandy beaches beginning at dawn on June 6, 1944. Eisenhower soberly notes that if the Germans had rushed their forces from the Calais area to do instant battle...

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