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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