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  • Description: A note, in case of failure, by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 5, 1944, but misdated July 5
  • Source: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals_iv/images/d_day/eisenhower_note.html
  • Transcription: "Our Landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops.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 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.” (Source: T. Michael Booth and Duncan Spencer: Paratrooper: The Life of Gen. James M. Gavin, Schuster & Simon, New York 1994, ISBN 0-671-73226-9, pages 170 and 171)


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