This is the D-Day, 6 June 1944 message from Gen. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. This letter was issued on 5 and 6 June 1944 to everyone participating in the D-Day landings and all the supporting operations as they were about to embark. It is on SHAEF letterhead and bears the plain signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower with no rank indicated.
The original of this message is housed in the US National Archives.
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