Thursday, June 6, 2019

Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1944 Apology Letter On The Failed D-Day Invasion Of Europe

It reads: "Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops.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 duly could do. If any blame or fault is attached to the attempt it is mine alone."

My Comment: A letter that (fortunately) was never needed.


Roger Smith said...

I would greatly like to read Obama's letter had he been in Ike's position. Who would he blame?

Haruka said...

Seriously have to bring up Obama? This isn't even about him. Why don't you stay focused on the service members who served in D-Day and in WWII.