The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on June 6, 1944 · 3
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THE BOSTON DAILY GLOBE TUESDAY. JUNE 6, 1944 Shrevey feme fop flak men 36 pair Sard ring . . . tie clip . . . cuff linksall In 14 let gold from Shreve's exceptionally ample choice of jewelry for men. You'll also find a wide variety in collar clips, identification bracelets, dress 6ets and signet rings. For birthday, anniversary or other gifts for men, come to Shreve's. Prices include 20 Federal Tax. Shreve CRUMP & LOW COMPANY" ituM mm byJon ut Sftfiyvn S?. (floiKn ! -? 1 - ' - : - Eisenhower's Order of the Day . if r r. f i K v 1 Y CTfiflilfltflMl'i'ill GLOBE WAR EDITOR GOES ON AIR WITH INVASION RESUME Left to right, Malcolm McCormick, WBZ announcer, John Barry, Globe War Editor, and Edward Mar-tells, engineer, at Globe office early today with Mr. Barry giving the listening audience of Station WBZ the first of a special series of invasion broadcasts. J FOR SERVICE OR CIVILIAN USE $Q5 fe2 " 20 tax included Tucioa-way Kit Bag Here is the ideal, all-purpose-Utility Bag . . . collapsible and folds neatly into its smaller case. The 15x21-inch Bag is styl-ed in rugged O. D. duck . . . russet cowhide trimmed with zipper closing. ; Convenient ... roomy . . . lightweight. The compact case is 9x16 inches. Initialed free of charge cf ) II 9 , rUvTuwii C7iarm Kjompanij SIXTY FRANKLIN STREET Eisenhower Views D-Day Armada From Rooftop Supreme Commander Radiates Calm as I m as invasion Starts By E. V. ROBERTS Representing the Combined American Press. Distributed by the Associated Press. ALLIED ADVANCED COMMAND POST IN ENGLAND. June 6 Gen Dwieht D. Eisenhower stood on a rooftop on Invasion eve and watched a mighty airborne armada form in the sky and wine its way toward I France and the beginning of the finali phase of the war of libera Ition. j The Supreme Commander radiat-;eda calm confidence contagious to those about him. He spent the greater part of the day among the troops, sea-borne and air-borne, walking from group to group chatting and laughing with the men. At 2:30 p. m., Monday. Eisenhower met with a small group of British and American press and radio representatives here. He told us that the invasion of Europe would be launched Tuesday and the machinery was already in motion. We were informed the operation would be the largest of its type ever launched, and that the Allies had assembled their mightest land, fiea and air force for the purpose. way and luched into the sky in a seaming endless stream. Eisenhower was escorted to the roof of headquarters for a better view as they circled above coming into formation for the great task ahead. He turned his face toward France and watched them vanish in the darkening sky. "You Are About to Embark on a Great Crusade We Will Accept Nothing Less Than Full Victory" LONDON, June 6 (AP) Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the following order of the day to his invasion troops today: Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: "You are about to embark on a great crusade. The eyes of the world are upon you and the hopes and prayers of all liberty loving peoples go 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, elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. "Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely. But in this year of 1 944 much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1 940 and 1 941 . "The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeat in open battle-man to man. Our air offensive has seriowsly reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the groundour home fronts have given us overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and have placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned and free men of the world are marching together to victory. . . "I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory. Good luck and let us all beseech the blessing of almighty God upon this great and npble undertaking." . - 125,000,000 Maps Ready for Invasion WASHINGTON. June 6 (UP) A European .theatre headquarters report released by the War Department today said that 125,000,000 maps had been prepared so thajt the invasion forces could "knoyr exactly where they were going" after they landed. The making of these maps, which ws "one of the most elaborate projects of the war," depended largely on aerial photography and "thousands of tiny pieces of information smuggled out under the noses of the Germans." Elmer Davis Warns U. S. Be Wary of Axis Reports WASHINGTON, June 6 (AP) Director Elmer Davis of the Office of War Information, advised Americans today to be wary of Axis reports on the progress of invasion fighting. "Anything the Axis radio puts out, is in their own interest," Davis told a handful of correspondents gathered in his office in early morning hours. As soon as Gen Eisenhower's first communique was . received, 17 of OWI's 28 transmitters at New York began beaming it to Europe. Other transmitters, including those in London, started bombarding the airwaves in 22 languages". Pamphlets, Radio Bombard Continent . LONDON, June 6 AP) A continent-engulfing barrage of paper missiles and spoken words, by the millions and in every language, pounded Europe today with the news of the Allied western invasion.' From heavily freighted cargo planes pamphlets spilled by the ton with word to conquered peoples that the first blow had been struck towards their deliverance. From hundreds of radio stations in England, the United States, North Africa, southern Italy and Russia instructions and words of counsel poured forth in unceasing volume. AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT I I 72 TUftS CF DEPENDABILITY am$on & tjubLard Final Clearance SALE s of better grade tailored suits some with blouses 3900 Formerly 59.95 and 69.95 Intermediate markdowns have been taken. Broken sizes, but some up to 42 and some half sizes. All fine Lamson & Hubbard tailoring. Toppers $27 100 Wool Not Outwardly Nervous Eisenhower talked to us for an hour and a half.' The conference took place in his command tent, a plain bare-walled structure about 20 feet square, with canvas roof and walls of stained pine boards. At the start he greeted each of us with a handshake and friendly lop-sided grin. He stressed the importance of the job his staff officers. British and American, had done In preparing and launching the blow and spoke earnestly of his desire to emphasize this. The weather, we learned, had been the biggest Allied headache in the selection of D-day. At one time Eisenhower interrupted his discourse to look out of the door and comment with enthusiasm upon a patch of sunshine. The General sat comfortably slouched behind his big battered desk. On the desk top was a green telephone, a desk lamp and inkwell and a packet of cigarettes. During the conference he occasionally leaned forward to tap with a finger for emphasis, He smoked constantly, sometimes lighting one cigarette from another. Beyond that he made no movement. He did not appear to notice the express train roar of constant Allied air patrols overhead. After the conference he stood outfide, hatless and with hands in pockets, and chatted with U3 informally. We remarked upon his calmness and I asked him. "Don't these things make you nervous." He chuckled and said he was the type that boiled up inside, but that when things got too bad he was usually able to sleep it off. BOYLSTON AT ARLINGTON ST. OPEN WED. 9:45 TILL 9:00 P. M. Time to Store Your Furs. Call Ken. 5350. Eisenhower told us then that he planned to visit the air-borne units during the evening and that before turning in, he would probably read a little philosophy or a Wild West story. We correspondents were permitted to tag along on the supreme commander's visit to the airborne units, buj; only with the understanding that we would remain definitely in the background. There is a warm personal relationship between Gen Eisenhower and his men and he made it clear to us that he wished it to remain personal. As we swept along a road overlooking a coastal town en route to the air-borne bases we could see a great flotilla of landing craft moored off the coast. When we reached our destination. Gen Eisenhower went on alone through the groups of men where they were drawn up at attention. He asked that they be placed at ease. He stopped frequently, picking men at random to talk with. Often he was completely surrounded by the men and they trooped after him. laugh-ins and joking like schoolboys. I estimate that during the evening hours he talked with several hundred men individually. He asked them where they were from he seemed determined to find a paratrooper from his home state of Kan sas and what they did in civilian life, and what their Army job was. Then he added personal touches. He afked A youngster where he got his hair'cut and an ex-Dakota farmer how much wheat he grew per acre. He asked about the weird war paint of the paratroopers and was told it was a mixture of cocoa and cottonseed oil. It tastes good one trooper told him. The suoreme commander's party reached the last base just at takeoff time. At seven-second intervals the big C-47s roared off the run- On this day when the fate of the world may well hang in the balance, we join our prayers to those of millions of our fellow Americans. Our thoughts are , not only with the men and women on the battlefields, but with the millions more at home who stand and await their return. WM. FILENE'S SONS COMPANY

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