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Four days before the Normandy landings, Eisenhower instructed the air chiefs to minimise civilian casualties. His note preceded the three most intensive months of Allied bombing over France. © Crown Copyright. Courtesy The National Archives, AIR37.1012.
Churchill had reluctantly accepted the Transportation Plan, but agreed an informal upper limit of 10,000 French civilian deaths with Eisenhower’s Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder. The Prime Minister sent a succession of memos to Tedder asking if … Continue reading
The end of the Transportation Plan debate. Eisenhower’s letter to Churchill of 2 May 1944 insisted that the plan was an indispensable part of preparations for D-Day. The explicit backing given Eisenhower by President Roosevelt settled the issue. © Crown … Continue reading