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Eisenhower, Dwight (1890 - 1969) to All Members of the Allied Expeditionary Force

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05622.05.03 Author/Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight (1890 - 1969) Place Written: Supreme Headquarters Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1945 Pagination: 1 p. ; 16.2 x 24 cm.

Summary of Content: Eisenhower bids farewell to the allied expeditionary force. He is relinquishing command. He conveys his gratitude and admiration.

People: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David)., 1890-1969

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IIMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsNavy

Sub Era: World War II

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