"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. 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."Thank you again, gentlemen.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Win the Day
Because of the courage and sacrifice of thousands of young men whom he would never meet -- some of whom would stay on the beach at Normandy forever -- Supreme Allied Forces in Europe Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower never had to say these words: