June 06, 2020

The Speech Not Given 76 Years Ago Today

Eisenhower went into D-Day with two speeches written. One by his staff, and one by him. The latter was, thankfully, unneeded. 

 "Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops,My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air, and the navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

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The aftermath of the victory on the beach called Omaha. 

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