Ike was ready to take the blame

Posted by Helen Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Some time ago I heard about a letter General Eisenhower wrote on the eve of D-Day (D-day --1) to be used in case the invasion went horribly wrong. In it he completely shouldered the blame for the failure. As it happens, though the fighting of the first few days was hard and bloody, the invasion was seen to be a success very soon and the letter did not surface for another month. Interestingly, he dated the letter July 5 though it was clearly written on June 5. Even General Eisenhower's nerves were playing up.

Here is the text of the letter with some analysis.


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