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To General Dwight D. Eisenhower
November 6, 1943 Radio Washington, D.C.
Personal for Eisenhower from Marshall.
On the anniversary of the initial landing of U. S. troops on the shores of Africa I send to you and the troops under your command the congratulations of the officers of the War Department upon the great achievements of the past year. From that first slender foothold they have moved from Africa to Sicily and on to Italy, and their air men have covered the entire Mediterranean and penetrated deep into the European continent.
My personal congratulations and thanks go to you and the officers and men of our Army under your command, together with an expression of profound admiration for your accomplishments and with confidence in the victory to come.1
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed radio message.
1. Eisenhower’s headquarters released this message to the press on November 8. (New York Times, November 9, 1943, p. 8.)
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), pp. 183-184.