World Battlefronts: 120 Days

Invasion was coming. The Allied chiefs had been picked. The London press reported millions of U.S. soldiers pouring into Britain ("straphanging across the Atlantic," one newspaper called it). The fact that British railways were busy with a "gigantic" shift of men and supplies was public property.

D-Day was still the war's tightest secret. But this much is certain: it will be the earliest day on which 1) the problems of logistics and planning have been licked; 2) all-important weather is friendly. Quite possibly, it may be a day among the next 120.

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