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General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces drafted a letter which he would have read to the Allied powers, following the failed invasion.

The little-known document, known as 'In Case of Failure', was quickly drafted by the commander of Operation Overlord in the event of the landings ending in bloody failure.

The 66-word script reveals the U.S. general and Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill would have withdrawn the thousands of troops from the Normandy beaches rather than let them fight to the death.

Read the media coverage of this feature here:

Eisenhower's unseen D-Day letter

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05/06/14 'Any fault is mine alone': How General Eisenhower planned to take full blame if D-Day had FAILED (and it could teach today's politicians a thing or two!)

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05/06/14 'Any blame is mine alone' - General Eisenhower's chilling speech if D-Day had FAILED

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05/06/14 How General Eisenhower planned for the prospect of defeat on the beaches of Normandy and would have accepted sole responsibility.


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