austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

How did anyone sleep, the night before D-Day?

Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and ^I have withdrawn the troops. have been withdrawn. This particular operation My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available and. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that [crossed out] Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.

--- General Dwight David Eisenhower, June 5, 1944, undelivered.

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