The Speech Eisenhower Never Gave On The Normandy Invasion

A fascinating text from an alternate history.

eisenhower“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops,” Eisenhower wrote. “My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon 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.”

It’s telling to see today where Eisenhower made changes in his note. He crossed out “This particular operation” to write “My decision to attack,” which is emphatic and personal. –via ¬†NPR.