Signed book: Crusade in Europe. First edition, limited issue, numbered 207/1426. NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover with publisher's slipcase, 7 x 10, 559 pages. Signed in fountain pen on a special prefatory page reproducing Eisenhower’s ‘Order of the Day’ on D-Day, “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG in a VG- slipcase, with a bookplate affixed to the half-title page, and edgewear, scuffing, and light staining to the slipcase.
Eisenhower's historic order reads, in part: "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!”
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