Eisenhower remains optimistic


Early on D-day, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander of the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II, sent this report to Gen. George C. Marshall, Army Chief of Staff, in Washington, DC. “All preliminary reports are satisfactory,” it says—indicating that Eisenhower still lacked information about the landings but felt optimistic about the outcome. Text adapted from "D-Day Message from General Eisenhower to General Marshall" in the April/May 1994 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication Social Education.

National Archives, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library


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