Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of the Day 1944

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Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of the Day 1944

“I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.”

Dwight D. Eisenhowers Order of the Day Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of the Day National Archives and Records Administration


On June 6, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower oversaw the launching of the world's largest armada. An extraordinary flotilla of 176,000 men, 20,000 vehicles, and thousands of tons of stores and munitions left the shores of England and headed toward Normandy in France as part of the D-day invasion. Eisenhower's description of this colossal human enterprise drew from a spiritual, not secular, vocabulary. This Texas-born Presbyterian saw the invasion quite simply as “the Great Crusade.” He also sought “the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.” Eisenhower's Order of the Day is a remarkably succinct call to arms and rallying cry for battle. Essentially, Eisenhower's appeal to the assembled forces—“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force”—is built around no more than two full paragraphs; five exclamation points; less than three hundred words; and a terse, staccato, intensive series of short sentences. The tone, while calm and collected, is quintessential Eisenhower. His message is that the country was facing a monumental challenge and a daunting task but that the outcome could not be in doubt.


In September 1941 Eisenhower was promoted to brigadier general. Although he would eventually become the conductor of Operation Overlord (the code name for the Allied assault on German-held France), by late 1941 he had never enjoyed command of an active wing of the military. Eisenhower was seen as an able and collegial organizer, not a brilliant strategist who stood out from his peers.

In 1943, however, Eisenhower gained his fourth star and played a key role in overseeing the Allied victory in North Africa. His skill in coexisting with the feisty commander of the British Eighth Army, General Bernard Law Montgomery, proved that Eisenhower was a good soldier who possessed considerable diplomatic skill. In late 1943 he oversaw the assault on Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea and the successful entry into mainland Italy.

In the spring of 1944 Eisenhower was based in southern England, which had been turned into the world's biggest military base as a vast Allied force was being brought together. Eventually some three million people would be involved in Operation Overlord. While German forces stuck to the notion that the invasion would take place at Calais, the Allied thrust was at Normandy with frontal assault forces targeting five beaches: Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach. Additionally, paratrooper landings were carried out behind enemy lines.

With such a massive undertaking, timing was of critical importance. Despite the relative narrowness of the English Channel, the size and scale of the operation meant that adequate weather was a top priority. On June 4, Eisenhower had to make an agonizing decision to postpone the invasion because of rough seas and storm clouds. Twenty-four hours later conditions had worsened. Eisenhower was confronted with a colossal dilemma: hold off yet again and face the possibility of a delay of weeks, or press on in conditions that were far from ideal. The decision was of monumental importance. Winston S. Churchill, in his book The Second World War, highlights these moments of historical drama that took place on June 4 at 9:15 PM at Eisenhower's headquarters:

General Eisenhower, with the advice of his commanders, boldly and as it proved wisely, chose to go ahead with the operations at 4 am. On June 5 the die was irrevocably cast: the invasion would be launched on June 6. In retrospect this decision rightly evokes admiration. It was amply justified by events, and was largely responsible for gaining us the precious advantage of surprise. (Churchill, p. 208)

About the Author

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was born in Texas on October 14, 1890, but he was raised in Abilene, Kansas. The Eisenhower family settled in Kansas when Eisenhower was only two. His father was an engineer, and his mother, Idak Eisenhower, was a member of a religious group called the River Brethren, now known as the Jehovah's Witnesses. It is intriguing to think of the young Eisenhower

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1939 February 1
Germany's innovative blitzkrieg strike (a swift concerted air and land assault) demolishes Poland.
September 3
Great Britain and France declare war on Germany, signaling the start of World War II.
1940 February 10
German troops pour into the Benelux countries (Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg); Winston Churchill becomes Great Britain's prime minister following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain.
June 22
France essentially removes itself as an Ally by signing an armistice with Germany.
July 10–October 31
The vital Battle of Britain takes place as the Royal Air Force prevents the German Luftwaffe from dominating the skies over southern England. Had the Royal Air Force been bested, a German invasion of England would very likely have been planned for 1940 to 1941.
1941 February 22
The Germans launch a massive invasion of the Soviet Union.
December 7–8
The U.S. Pacific Fleet is attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The United States declares war on Japan.
December 11
The U.S. Congress recognizes a state of war with Germany and Italy.
1942 February 8
Allied troops under General Eisenhower land in North Africa.
November 23
The German Sixth Army is surrounded and blocked in Stalingrad owing to stubborn Soviet resistance.

worshipping in his own home, which served as a meeting hall, with people whose vows and beliefs were antimilitary and who did not think it right to salute the flag.

Although Eisenhower graduated from Abilene High School in Kansas in 1909, his goal was to help financially a brother, Edgar, who was attending college. In 1911, however, with the support of the Kansas senator Joseph L. Bristow, Eisenhower was awarded a place at West Point Military Academy, from which he graduated in 1915.

From 1915 to 1918 Eisenhower's duties were with the infantry; although he saw neither overseas deployment nor armed action, he found tank warfare to be of great interest. Throughout his career, Eisenhower's trademark was his capacity to soak up the expertise of, and be an apt pupil to, a wide range of military leaders. To review Eisenhower's years up to his February 1944 appointment as supreme Allied commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force is to look on a career shaped and molded by a succession of inspirational mentors. In the early 1920s General Fox Conner in the Panama Canal Zone directed Eisenhower to immerse himself in military history and theory. In the 1930s and in the Philippines, General Douglas MacArthur allowed Eisenhower a rare opportunity to be a military adviser in a land and culture focused primarily on peacetime diplomacy. By 1941 Eisenhower was chief of staff to the commander of the Third Army, General Walter Krueger.

The move that catapulted Eisenhower into a senior leadership role was his appointment as assistant chief of staff of the Operations Division. His immediate superior was Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall. Marshall's championing of Eisenhower quickly saw him move from commanding general of the European theater of operations to supreme commander of the Allied (Expeditionary) Force of the North African theater of operations in November 1942. By early 1943 it was Eisenhower who was the senior Allied leader overseeing the defeat of the Axis forces in North Africa.

In December 1943 Eisenhower was appointed supreme Allied commander in Europe. Winston Churchill, however, spells out a conversation from that period in which he and Roosevelt discuss the issue of exactly who should be the leader of Operation Overlord. Churchill thinks it is to be Marshall; Roosevelt says that Marshall cannot be spared. Marshall's “great influence at the head of military affairs and of the war directions under the President, was invaluable, and indispensable to the successful conduct of the war”—and thus he nominates Eisenhower. Churchill replies, “We had also the warmest regard for General Eisenhower, and would trust our fortunes to his direction with hearty goodwill” (Churchill, p. 208).

On December 20, 1944, Eisenhower was made General of the Army. After the war, he became president of Columbia University and then took on a different presidency—two terms in the White House (1954–1962). Congress saw to it that in his retirement years the D-day commander, very fittingly, was reappointed General Eisenhower. He died on March 28, 1969, at age seventy-eight.

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Explanation and Analysis of the Document

In his introduction to Order of the Day, Eisenhower addresses his multinational task force as “Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force.” He then goes on to describe the mission of the force as “the Great Crusade.” He may understate the size and scale of the world's greatest invasion. The enormousness of the undertaking is evident in that it took nearly two years to plan and prepare and eventually deployed some 133,000 personnel along with 5,000 Channel vessels, 14,000 land vehicles, 7,000 support aircraft, and 14,500 tons of supplies and munitions to be landed on the Normandy bridgehead on the very first day of the assault (June 6). Prior to the landings, 76,000 tons of bombs were dropped on the German defenses, and 23,000 paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines.

David Eisenhower, Dwight's grandson and author of Eisenhower at War 1943–1945, analyzes in his book the assembly of the armada in the hours leading up to the final go-ahead for the attack. He writes of five lanes of ships in attack formation and describes those five lanes dividing into ten channels of vessels as the flotilla neared the Normandy beaches. In Eisenhower's words, it was a “Piccadilly Circus”—a reference to a road junction in London frequently packed with people and vehicles (Eisenhower, p. 256).

David Eisenhower also gives us a detailed background history on the origins and the eventual writing of Order of the Day. As early as February 1944, General Raymond Barker had indicated the need for a proclamation on D-day. His thesis was that Eisenhower had a bounden duty remind the invading forces of the nature of their enemy, ask each soldier to be committed and resolute, and to state unequivocally that victory would be theirs:

The several drafts, and Eisenhower's handwritten corrections, survive. Eisenhower's deletions and militantly phrased substitutions hardened the graceful, complex message aimed at the world to convey the spirit of the great crusade launched on Hitler's Europe. Eisenhower deleted a recital of past victories, for clearly “Overlord” was a beginning. In defining the purpose of the invasion, he struck out “overthrow” and inserted “the elimination of Nazi tyranny” (Eisenhower, p. 256).

The leading paragraph of Order of the Day goes on to underscore the fact that the Allied Expeditionary Force is multinational and made up of representatives from all over the world. On June 6, according to Stephen Ambrose, 57,500 American and 75,215 British and Canadian troops came ashore at Normandy. The paragraph concludes with Eisenhower taking the moral high ground and describing the coming battle as being about the forces of good triumphing over the specter of evil. Eisenhower sees the contest as leading to the destruction of the German war machine and “the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe.” When one considers the Jewish Holocaust, the Nazi treatment of Romani (sometimes

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1943 February 17–27
Roosevelt and Churchill agree in principle on an Allied attack on Hitler and the Third Reich.
1944 June 4
The U.S. Fifth Army takes over the city of Rome.
June 6
D-day occurs; Eisenhower's Order of the Day is issued.
December, 16
The Battle of the Bulge begins as a major setback for Allied forces but is, in actuality, the last significant military success by Germany in World War II.
1945 March 7
The U.S. First Army crosses the Rhine and establishes a foothold in Germany.
April 30
Adolf Hitler commits suicide in a Berlin command headquarters bunker.
May 7
Germany announces unconditional surrender, ending the war in Europe.

times known as Gypsies) and the handicapped and homosexual populations, and the horrific actions taken by German forces against, for example, Russian civilians on the Eastern Front, Eisenhower's trumpet blast about tyranny is neither propaganda nor sermonizing. It is a rational outpouring of his conviction that good must prevail.

Eisenhower was a pragmatist and a realist. He knew well that the Normandy beaches and the French hinterland would be a daunting battleground. The clipped cadences and spare prose of his call to arms remain to this day a stirring account of the challenges that faced the Allied Expeditionary Force. Three short sentences spell out challenge, confrontation, and the recognition of extreme peril. “Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.” In hindsight a case can be made that Eisenhower overstates the quality and quantity of the German defenses. The Luftwaffe was in disarray, and of fifty-eight German combat divisions in Western Europe, more than half were not at a high level of fighting efficiency. Many of Germany's premier troops were engaged on the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union. Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt was theoretically in control of the German forces, but in terms of overall command Adolf Hitler had assumed the role of

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the Order of the Day to paratroopers in England just before they board their airplanes to participate in the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the Order of the Day to paratroopers in England just before they board their airplanes to participate in the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. AP Photo/U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo

supreme commander of all German armed forces in 1943. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the ablest of the German commanders, arrived at Normandy in the late hours of June 6, after the landings had taken place. Because of the inclement weather, German military leaders were unconvinced that an invasion was imminent.

German resistance to the invasion was committed and sustained, but the result was never in doubt. Ambrose writes of a “striking victory” (1983–1984, vol. 1, p. 310). Several of Eisenhower's advisers were convinced that the airborne sorties might result in operational losses and casualties of up to 70 percent of the force. That did not occur. Nevertheless, the airborne troops did suffer considerable losses and face stiff resistance in establishing the bridgehead at Omaha Beach. In Eisenhower's prescient words, “Your task will not be an easy one…. He [the enemy] will fight savagely.” Carlos D'Este graphically recounts the horror and heroism at Omaha Beach. At one point, General Omar Bradley thought of evacuating; according to D'Este, “American leadership and exceptional acts of gallantry by terrified men of all ranks saved the day” (p. 534). American D-day casualties alone were more than ten thousand killed, wounded, or missing.

In his second and final full paragraph Eisenhower forcefully spells out that the “Nazi triumphs of 1940–41” are over. He notes that “our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air.” Geoffrey Perret writes of the general in England, just a few days after D-day, enjoying a visit from his son John. John Eisenhower was confounded by the presence of so much military traffic. He raised with his father the question of the Luftwaffe and air safety. Eisenhower tersely replied, “If I didn't have air supremacy, I wouldn't even be here!” (Perret, p. 291). In light of the ten thousand ground force casualties at D-day, it is enlightening to explore Eisenhower's proactive plan to ensure safe skies over Normandy. Robert F. Burk notes that in the two months leading up to D-day twelve thousand Allied airmen lost their lives.

Eisenhower goes on to address the issue of Allied might. “Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal

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Essential Quotes

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.”

(Paragraph 1)

“Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.”

(Sentences following Paragraph 1)

“The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!”

(Paragraph 2)

“I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!”

(Paragraph 4)

great reserves of trained fighting men.” While Omaha Beach serves as a reminder about setback, trial, and loss, the fact remains that as early as June 11 the five separate Normandy beach landings had merged into one unified front line and by June 17 the bridgehead was consolidated with six hundred thousand men and one hundred thousand vehicles. By July 2 fully one million Allied troops were firmly established on French soil, and a major hole had been driven through Germany's European defenses. The sheer scope of Allied resources needs to be stressed in light of Eisenhower's focus on “overwhelming superiority.” According to Eisenhower's narrative, on June 5 and 6, for example, the Allied air forces flew no fewer than 14,674 sorties. It is hardly surprising that D-day was such an unqualified success.

In Eisenhower's second-to-last sentence, the tenor of the piece would be appropriate for a coach eager to do battle and seek success. “I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill…. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!” The Order of the Day concludes with these words: “And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.” Spiritual faith and Christian beliefs were Eisenhower's bedrocks. Martin J. Medhurst highlights Eisenhower's rarest gift, an uncanny flair for getting along with people and, more often than not, getting those people to cooperate. Medhurst's words encapsulate Eisenhower's genius as communicator and commander:

To the River Brethren community, cooperation virtue. The Bible commanded one love and serve his neighbor, and the Brethren strove to fulfill the sacred mandate. In the later years, Dwight Eisenhower's ability to submerge the idiosyncrasies of self and national pride would contribute in no small measure to success as supreme allied commander, weaving together British, American, Canadian, Australian, South African and Free French forces in a mighty crusade for freedom.” (Medhurst, p. 7)


General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of the Day went out to the vast numbers of soldiers, sailors, and airmen who made up the D-day landing force. Eisenhower did not mince words in his call to arms. While his narrative was robust and tough, the spirit and tone of the prose was a careful blend of a rallying call to be brave and a buoy of optimistic pragmatism. It would be imprudent to claim that the D-day force going into battle on June 5 found Eisenhower's words inspirational. Eisenhower was not a “blood and guts” general who stormed into battle like an avenging angel. Nevertheless, a rereading of his Order of the Day sheds light on the mind of a leader who fully realized the dangers of battle and the steadfast nature of the enemy and yet was buoyed by the certainty Page 1468  |  Top of Articlethat Allied preparations were so thorough and complete that the only possible outcome was triumph.

Eisenhower's Order of the Day was broadcast by the Columbia Broadcasting System so that his words would reach the world. When Eisenhower speaks the words “The eyes of the world are upon you” he is fully cognizant that his “Great Crusade” makes it seem not only possible but indeed probable that Germany would be defeated and that the tide had indeed turned. The Order of the Day was actually a subset of a larger address in which Eisenhower appeals to all sorts of people, including patriots, resistance groups, citizens of France, and the huge audience that was the population of Western Europe.


In the hours leading up to the invasion, all 175,000 members of the Allied Expeditionary Force were given a small piece of paper containing the order. These papers were small enough to fit into a billfold. Thus Eisenhower's Order of the Day became part of the fighting men's equipment as they moved toward the French coast.

In his opening paragraph Eisenhower notes that “the eyes of the world are upon” the fighting forces. While such a statement seems all too obvious—Overlord was unquestionably the most important single military operation of World War II—one should not forget that Eisenhower was always concerned about his fellow soldiers and ever mindful that he was sending vast numbers of men to fight on a foreign battlefield. On the evening of June 5, he visited the 101st Airborne, which was preparing to fly parachute sorties to Normandy. Stephen E. Ambrose describes the scene: “Eisenhower wandered around among the men, whose blackened faces gave them a grotesque look, stepping over packs, guns, and other equipment. A group recognized him and gathered around. He chatted with them easily. He told them not to worry, that they had the best equipment and leaders” (1983–1984, vol. 1, p. 309). These American soldiers, many of whom were very young men, would have read Eisenhower's Order of the Day, and Eisenhower wanted them to know that what they were about to do was of great importance. His psychological tactic was to reach out to his warriors and make them comprehend the significance of who they were and what they were about to undertake. They were not supporting characters performing in some distant drama. They were key protagonists, and the stage was theirs.

As has been noted, the Allied Expeditionary Force deployment of June 6, 1944, otherwise called the D-day landings and Operation Overlord, was perhaps the biggest invasion that the world has ever seen. Five attack columns struck hard at five Normandy beach sites. The armada was made up of 1,000 assorted ships with 195,000 supporting personnel. No fewer than eight countries supplied naval units. In terms of the combat forces engaged in the actual landings, 133,000 troops were offloaded on June 6, 1944. Landing causalities were on the order of 10,300. By the end of June 1944, nearly a million men and half a million tons of supplies were deposited on French soil. Nonetheless, despite an enormous squeeze being placed on German forces by Allied forces from the West and Russian troops in the East, Germany did not surrender until May 7, 1945.

Related Documents

D'Este, Carlo. Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life. New York: Henry Holt, 2002. Written by a retired U.S. Army lieutenant, this 848-page book is a detailed biography of Eisenhower.

Hobbs, Joseph Patrick, ed. Dear General: Eisenhower's Wartime Letters to Marshall. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971. This work provides perspectives on Eisenhower at war and at work.

Lee, R. Alton. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Soldier and Statesman. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1981. This skillfully written biography reveals the political maneuvering of the leadership in the run-up to D-day.



Ambrose, Stephen E. Ike: Abilene to Berlin. New York: Harper and Row, 1973.

Ambrose, Stephen E. Eisenhower. 2 vols. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983–1984.

Bondi, Victor, ed. American Decades 1940–1949. Detroit: Gale Research, 1995.

Boyle, Peter G. Eisenhower. New York: Longman/Pearson, 2005.

Burk, Robert F. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Hero and Politician. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1986.

Churchill, Winston. The Second World War. London: TAK Books, 2003.

Eisenhower, David. Eisenhower at War 1943–1945. New York: Random House, 1986.

Hastings, Max, and Simon Jenkins. The Battle for the Falklands. New York: W. W. Norton, 1983.

Kornitzer, Bela. The Great American Heritage: The Story of the Five Eisenhower Brothers. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1955.

Medhurst, Martin J. Dwight D. Eisenhower: Strategic Communicator. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Perret, Geoffrey. Eisenhower. New York: Random House, 1999.

Sixsmith, E. K. G. Eisenhower as Military Commander. New York: Stein and Day, 1973.

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Wicker, Tom. Dwight D. Eisenhower. New York: Times Books, 2002.

Web Sites

D-day Museum and Overlord Embroidery Web site. http://www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/ . Accessed on July 30, 2007.

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Web site. http://www.eisenhower.utexas.edu/ . Accessed on July 30, 2007.

The National World War II Museum Web site. http://www.nationalww2museum.org/ . Accessed on July 30, 2007.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point “Special Collections and Archives” Web site. http://www.library.usma.edu/archives/default.asp . Accessed on July 30, 2007.

—By Scott A. G. M. Crawford

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Questions for Further Study

  1. Study a synopsis of the Spanish Armada and its 1588 attack on England. The massed Spanish fleet was poised for assault in the English Channel. Explore the important aspect of weather that affected the outcome of this attack in 1588 as well as on June 6, 1944.
  2. Eisenhower spells out in his Order of the Day that the Allies' “air offensive has seriously reduced” German strength in the air. The importance of this aspect of the assault cannot be overestimated. Compare this offensive with the U.S. war in Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 2000s. Assess and explain how total air superiority for the United States has limited impact in that sphere of conflict.
  3. Some military commanders felt that the invasion of Europe should have taken place earlier. In light of events in 1944 and with hindsight, how correct was Eisenhower's decision of June 6?
  4. In many respects Eisenhower's genius was as a diplomat. Account for the manner in which he maintained effective dialogue with such diverse personalities as Prime Minister Winston Churchill, General Charles de Gaulle, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, General Omar Bradley, and General George Patton.
  5. From February 19 to March 16, 1945, U.S. Marines fought to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese. Nearly seven thousand American soldiers were killed. The number is near to the death toll on June 6, 1944, at Normandy. Speculate on Eisenhower's response if, like the Japanese on Iwo Jima, the Germans had been well protected by deep mines and bunkers and had fought with suicidal tactics.

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Crusade a military expedition to right injustice, with reference to those undertaken by Christians in the Middle Ages to recover the Holy Land from Muslims
tyranny oppressive and unjust government
munitions weapons and ammunition
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Dwight D. Eisenhowers Order of the Day 1944

SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is will trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944!Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940–41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|CX3056200112