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10 BEST GENERALS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

This is from Warrior Scout.

I would have rated Ike higher than ninth.

Many such lists have been compiled, each subjective to one degree or another. 1,655 more words

Eisenhower's Final Correspondence

This is from Mental Floss.

This is something I never knew about Ike.

On March 24, 1969, Dwight D. Eisenhower was sequestered at Walter Reed Hospital, dying of congestive heart failure. 218 more words

70 Years Ago

THE MISSION OF THIS ALLIED FORCE WAS FULFILLED AT 0241 LOCAL TIME, MAY 7, 1945 SIGNED/ EISENHOWER

And so it ended, in Europe. This weekend we celebrate the 70th anniversary of that great day, the day that Nazi Germany died. 601 more words

Faith

The Wordy Shitmates.

“Machines have already taken over, however, in Thomas Pynchon’s wildly satiric World War II novel, Gravity’s Rainbow.  The title refers to the downward trajectory of the V-2 rockets fired at London and Antwerp in the fall of 1944 following ‘Brentschluss’ (burnout), when, fuel gone, gravity took over.   520 more words

Thrown-Together Stuff!

Sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Dachau through the eyes of PFC Harold Porter

It’s a horrible anniversary, but all the more necessary to keep because of the horror: 60 years ago in May 1945 U.S. soldiers led by General Dwight Eisenhower liberated the Dachau concentration camp. 532 more words

What History Is For

How Eisenhower's Granddaughters Learned About WWII

Correction appended, May 9.

Plenty of Americans have grown up hearing their grandfathers’ World War II stories. But, for Mary Jean and Susan Eisenhower, those stories could have—and actually have—filled many books. 766 more words