The Longest Day, the Shortest Speech

"The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do."

“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops,” wrote General Dwight D. Eisenhower in a message to be delivered in case the June 6 invasion failed. “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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