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Eisenhower & Montgomery at the Falaise Gap

The best military strategy is not always the best political solution. Hoping to avert an unfavorable comparison between the British and larger United States Army in France, the British sometimes played politics with Allied strategy. The trouble began at a small town in Normandy named Falaise. The fourteen miles between Falaise and Argentan provided the escape route out of Normandy for thousands of German soldiers and became known as the Falaise Gap. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was not successful in keeping the Allied armies focused on their enemy. After the Battle of the Falaise Gap, it became difficult to support the opinion that Allied tactical decisions were being made on the basis of sound strategy. By September 1944, the Anglo-American military alliance was dead, and it required every ounce of General Eisenhower's considerable political skill to keep this secret from the public--Publisher's description.

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  • "The best military strategy is not always the best political solution. Hoping to avert an unfavorable comparison between the British and larger United States Army in France, the British sometimes played politics with Allied strategy. The trouble began at a small town in Normandy named Falaise. The fourteen miles between Falaise and Argentan provided the escape route out of Normandy for thousands of German soldiers and became known as the Falaise Gap. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was not successful in keeping the Allied armies focused on their enemy. After the Battle of the Falaise Gap, it became difficult to support the opinion that Allied tactical decisions were being made on the basis of sound strategy. By September 1944, the Anglo-American military alliance was dead, and it required every ounce of General Eisenhower's considerable political skill to keep this secret from the public--Publisher's description."@en

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