General Eisenhower

Among the military leaders of the Western allies involved in World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower has a special place. And not just because the final stage of the war in December 1943, he took on the direct management of all ground operations on the Western Front, but as the supreme commander of the expeditionary forces allied to the coalition, unlike many of his colleagues, consistently and persistently advocated for the early landing in France to apply a powerful blow directly on Nazi Germany. It is no accident in the victorious 1945 he was awarded the highest Soviet commander that the Order 'Victory'. Beginning of World War II September 1, 1939 Lieutenant Colonel Eisenhower took a tragedy. On the day the war began Dwight wrote to his brother Milton: "After many months of frantic efforts to placate and appease a madman ruling by Germany, Britain and France were forced into a corner, from which they can escape only by fighting. It is a sad day for Europe and the civilized world …

' Eisenhower took an active part in developing strategic transactions involving the U.S. Army in the early period of World War II, and thus attracted the attention of the senior military leadership of the United States. Before it opened up great prospects. In June 1942 he became in fact the commander of U.S. forces in Europe (their troops at that time was located so far only in the territory of the Union of Great Britain). The most important task was to strengthen the unity between the Americans and British, to prevent the burst of nationalistic passions.