Eyes Only: The Top Secret Correspondence Between Eisenhower and Marshall

Eyes Only: The Top Secret Correspondence Between Eisenhower and Marshall

by Andrew Rawson
     
 

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The war for Europe through the previously unpublished correspondence of Eisenhower and his Chief of Staff, offering new insight into a key partnership of the U.S. military
 
Between December 1943 and November 1945, General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, United States Army, and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander,

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The war for Europe through the previously unpublished correspondence of Eisenhower and his Chief of Staff, offering new insight into a key partnership of the U.S. military
 
Between December 1943 and November 1945, General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, United States Army, and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Forces, communicated through top secret channels, their letters given the highest security rating— "Eyes Only." These documents have remained unpublished, until now. This correspondence which charts the war in Europe also reveals the true feelings of these men, their most candid opinions on the progress of the campaign, the organization of SHAEF headquarters, the planning for the invasion of the continent, and the day-to-day problems which arose during the arduous engagements across France and into Germany. They also cover the surrender negotiations with the Nazis and the Soviets, culminating in the huge problem of rebuilding Europe, and give a unique insight into their attitudes towards the statesmen, politicians, generals, and the press of the day. This is the story of the battle for Europe in the words of those who fought it, day by day, as it happened.

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"[Eyes Only] will be of immense value to those with a serious interest in the conduct of war at the highest levels."  —The NYMAS Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752462905
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Rawson has written numerous military history books, including Battle Story: Battle of the Bulge 1944-45, Battleground Europe: Walcheren, Bridge at Remagan, and The Vietnam War Handbook.

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