BBC War Report 6.6.44 - 5.5.45

FOREWORD I T gives me much pleasure to write a foreword to this record o f dispatches broadcast by the B B C’s War Correspondents. These dispatches give an interesting and vivid account o f the progress o f the campaign in North-western Europe from the Beaches o f Normandy to the Shores o f the Baltic and, when the history o f these times comes to be written, they will prove o f great value and importance. I think it is right to say that the key-note o f this cam­paign was the Crusading Spirit, which inspired all ranks o f the Allied Expeditionary Force, and which enabled them to face up to the great and often continuous de­mands which were made on their energy and enthusiasm and courage. This Spirit had many and deep sources, and the B B C was one o f the means by which this Spirit was fostered. In this way these Correspondents made no mean contribution to final victory. (sgd.) B.L. MONTGOMERY Field-Marshal, Commander-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine HEADQUARTERS, BRITISH ARMY OF THE RHINE i November 1945
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