Tensions Rippled Through D-Day Invasion Planning

June 6, 1944

“Doubts would plague the preparations for Operation OVERLORD in World War II — the long-awaited cross-channel invasion of German-occupied Europe. “The Prime Minister and some of his chief military advisers,” recalled General Dwight D. Eisenhower, “looked upon the Overlord plan with scarcely concealed misgivings; their attitude seemed to be that we could avoid the additional and grave risks implicit in a new amphibious operation by merely pouring into the Mediterranean all the air, ground, and naval resources available.”1 Nevertheless, with Churchill’s support, OVERLORD would launch June 6th, 1944 — the most colossal amphibious invasion of history.”

› View complete article

Posted in Articles