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Eisenhower's Message to General Marshall - 6 June 1944

A key part of General Eisenhower's June 6th "Eyes Only" message to General Marshall - before the Supreme Allied Commander had received any word of troops landing on Normandy's beaches - contains these words about the weather:

The weather yesterday [June 5, 1944] which was original date selected was impossible all along the target coast. Today conditions are vastly improved both by sea and air and we have the prospect of at least reasonably favorable weather for the next several days.

Without that change in weather, the Normandy invasion may not have been successful.

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Image online, courtesy the U.S. National Archives.

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