“At 0001 hrs BDST 7 May 1945 the mission of this Allied force was accomplished. signed Eisenhower.”
Such a simple message. The efforts of millions of men of the Allied Expeditionary Force, the blood of tens of thousands, the treasure of nations. An epic struggle to determine the course of humanity.
The war in western Europe was without a doubt the greatest achievement of American arms. The Army was willed into existence, trained, deployed, supplied, fought and won in a space of time that today would find staffs and program managers today still trying to gin up a good acronym to name the program.