Souvenir Order removed from one of Eisenhower’s limited edition Crusade in Europe books, 5.75 x 9, of General Dwight Eisenhower’s Order of the Day on June 6, 1944, delivered upon the D-Day invasion of France. The order reads, in part: “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you…But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned!” Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Eisenhower. Matted and framed with a portrait of Eisenhower at his desk to an overall size of 19.5 x 16.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Souvenir D-Day Order