D-Day: Every Man Was a Hero A Military Gamble that Shaped History

COVER STORIES: Forty years later, a military gamble that shaped history is recalled

"From this day to the ending of the world

... we in it shall be remembered,—

... we band of brothers;

For he today that sheds his blood with me

Shall be my brother."

—King Henry V

The wind howled in the darkness as they went to the meeting. It was just before 4 a.m. on June 5,1944, and the rain slashed at them "in horizontal streaks," Dwight Eisenhower recalled later. The commanders of Operation Overlord were gathering around the fireplace in the library of Southwick House, outside Portsmouth, to hear a Scottish group captain...

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