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Re: June 6, 1944
Posted by francis williams on June 7, 2021, 6:38:49, in reply to "Re: June 6, 1944
Yes, all honour and thanks to those who took part in that great endeavour.
By something of a curious timing, today I received a book on Admiral Ramsay, an important planner in respect of Operation Neptune, the naval component of Overlord. He also masterminded Operation Dynamo, bringing back the troops from Dunkirk, and Operation Torch, the North Africa landings.
Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of The Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory.
Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
--General Dwight Eisenhower
Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces
Jerry Thank you for remembering.
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