The movies call D-Day “The Longest Day,” but a more apt description would be “The Day That Saved The World.”
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D-Day was the reason Gen. Eisenhower was chosen to be Supreme Allied commander in Europe. Despite his requests to join the action, he spent WWI stateside because the Army believed his logistical skills made him too valuable. The invasion at Normandy was a logistical miracle, (getting the men and supplies where they had to be) and Ike was the guy to do it. Even after the landings, from a “war management” standpoint the crucial part of the operation was keeping the fragile bridgehead supplied so that it could withstand the German counter-attacks.