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Between December 1943 and November 1945, General George C Marshall, Chief of Staff, United States Army, and General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Forces, were two of the most important military figures in the war against the Nazis in Europe. On campaign the communicated through top secret channels, their letters rated 'Eyes Only', the highest security rating. These documents have remained unpublished, until now. In Eyes Only, this correspondence which charts the war in Europe, reveals the true feelings of these men, their most candid opinions on the progress of the campaign, the organisation of SHAEF headquarters, the planning for the invasion of the continent and the day-to-day problems which arose during the arduous engagements across France and into Germany. They also cover the surrender negotiations with the Nazis and the Soviets, culminating in the huge problem of rebuilding Europe, and give a unique insight into their attitudes towards the statesmen, politicians, generals and the press of the day. This is the story of the battle for Europe in the words of those who fought it, day by day, as it happened.

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