Primary History KS2: Eisenhower after D-Day

General Eisenhower addresses occupied Europe following the D-Day landings.

Eisenhower after D-Day

General Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of Allied forces during the campaign following D-Day. Following the war he went on to become President of the United States of America.

Here he broadcasts to the people of Western Europe in a statement prepared for D-Day. For many of those people of Western Europe a difficult struggle still remained...

TRANSCRIPT:

People of Western Europe: a landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force. This landing is part of a concerted United Nations' plan for the liberation of Europe, made in conjunction with our great Russian allies. I have this message for all of you: although the initial assault may not have been made in your own country, the hour of your liberation is approaching.

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