World Battlefronts: Setting the Date

No single decision by any man or group of men has set or will set the date for the Big Invasion. That date was set when the Allied command decided to invade, was and is being set, repeatedly, each time the commanders make decisions about the number of troops, the conditions of tide, the ammunition and oil stores, etc. that must exist before the attempt is made.

And the date will not be finally set until some day the meteorologists bring in a weather report and General Eisenhower says, "Tonight we move."

Yet some...

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