D-Day Order – June 6, 1944

June 6th, 2007 by xformed

D-Day Order – June 6, 1944
by Dwight D. Eisenhower

You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41.

The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeat in open battle man to man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground.

Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.

The tide has turned.

The free men of the world are marching together to victory. 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 all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

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1 response about “D-Day Order – June 6, 1944”

  1. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    You know – between this and Nimitz’s OPORD for Midway one wonders how these commanders ever got anything done without the mandatory nanny-VTC or 40+ page “guidance” so prevelant today… Hmm, must be something about trusting one’s subordinates to do their job and not meddle in the same?
    – SJS

    Ed – Concur! And what about those instant communications thingys? Talk about never learning how to think on your feet!

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