The National Interest: Five Ways D-Day Could Have Been a Disaster

Fred Manzo February 24, 2015 0
The National Interest: Five Ways D-Day Could Have Been a Disaster

By Michael Peck:

D DayGeneral Dwight D. Eisenhower’s face was grim but composed as he read a short message to the assembled group of reporters on the morning of June 7, 1944.

“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops.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.”

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