The Five-Star G.I.'s General

Omar Nelson Bradley: 1893-1981

In 1943 Major General Omar Bradley arrived at the Tunisian front to serve as field adviser to his onetime West Point classmate Dwight Eisenhower. Bradley at 50 was a career officer who had never seen a day of action on the battlefield.

Yet during the next two years, he was to lead American soldiers through some of the bloodiest fighting of World War II—the final defeat of the Germans' Afrika Korps, the invasion of Sicily, and, as commander of the U.S. First Army, the historic Normandy invasion. In 1945, after the Allies'...

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