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Eisenhower had a second, secret D-day message
Eisenhower had a second, secret D-day message

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was anxious and restless the night of June 5, 1944. He’d been working 20-hour days at his headquarters at Southwick House outside Portsmouth, England, planning the D-day invasion. The assault had already been postponed once by foul weather. Eisenhower wasn’t sleeping well. He was drinking far too much coffee. He was smoking up to four packs a day of unfiltered Camels, according to Keith Huxen, senior director of research and history at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. And now Allied troops were launching. There was no turning back. "Up to that point he was basically the most powerful man in the world -- and then it’s out of his...

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