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D-Day (Operation Overlord)
Speech by Eisenhower if D-Day failed
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Digest of Operation Overlord
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Personal Account of D-Day
Personal Account of D-Day from Bob Littlar
Aftermath of D-Day Painting
Speech by Eisenhower if D-Day failed
Memo from Eisenhower
Third Order Documents
Movie Clip of "Saving Private Ryan"
Omaha Beach
Utah Beach
Gold Beach
Sword Beach
Juno Beach
Map of the Invasion Route
Deception Plans of the Allies
Death Toll after Operation Overlord
Conclusion
Team Members

Source Rationale:  This quote by General Dwight Eisenhower shows that he did not have complete confidence in the success of Operation Overlord.  The good thing is this speech was never read to the public.  It was found by his aide weeks after the initial landing.  This quote fits in perfectly with the other sources because it is by the man Eisenhower who came up with the possibility of D-Day.  This source refutes the original thesis that we came up with as a team.  The speech if D-Day failed by Eisenhower points us in a new direction now because there is the possibility that Eisenhower didn't have confidence with Operation Overlord.  We found this source on the internet.   

“Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

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"In case of failure" message drafted by
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
before the D-Day Invasion

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