“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.” — Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower’s message in case of failure at D-Day
Over 25,000 of the nation’s finest lost their lives in the D-Day invasion. What a staggering loss. The enormity of it all — including Eisenhower’s willingness to embrace the responsibility for it — astounds me.