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By Eisenhower, Dwight David; Eisenhower, Dwight David; Ambrose, Stephen E

ISBN-10: 068485628X

ISBN-13: 9780684856285

ISBN-10: 0684856298

ISBN-13: 9780684856292

From historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a super telling of the battle in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the top, 11 months later, on may perhaps 7, 1945. This authoritative narrative account is drawn through the writer himself from his 5 acclaimed books approximately that clash, so much rather from the definitive and finished D-Day and Citizen squaddies. The Victors contains tales of person battles, Read more...

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Chronological carrying on with narrative of the second one global conflict starting with the practise and coaching of the Allied armies and Eisenhower's selection to go the English Channel to catch the Read more...

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Having been a staff officer for so long himself, he was acutely aware of the importance of his staff to him; he was just as acutely aware of the indispensability of the subordinates in the field commands who carried out his orders. He had no false modesty, was conscious of the crucial nature of the role he played, but he never thought of himself as a Napoleon. Always, his emphasis was on the team. He was not self-effacing but realistic, aware that there were definite limits on his powers, and keeping his self-image in perspective.

So too did his manner of speaking bluntly about the difficulties ahead, the problems that had to be met and overcome, all followed by that big grin and a verbal expression of Eisenhower’s bouncy enthusiasm. He habitually used expressions that immediately identified him as just plain folks. ” Eisenhower, in short, was an extremely likable person who came to the public’s attention at exactly the right moment in the war. Nothing was happening in the European Theater to write about, but London was overrun with reporters looking for copy.

This was typical of the men trying for the 506th PIR; it took 500 officer volunteers to produce the 148 who made it through Toccoa, and 5,300 enlisted volunteers to get 1,800 graduates. As the statistics show, Toccoa was a challenge. Colonel Sink’s task was to put the men through basic training, harden them, teach them the rudiments of infantry tactics, prepare them for jump school, and build a regiment that he would lead into combat. ” The only rest came when they got lectures on weapons, map and compass reading, infantry tactics, codes, signaling, field telephones, radio equipment, switchboard and wire stringing, and demolitions.

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