Military Career of Dwight D. Eisenhower - Criticism of Eisenhower

Criticism of Eisenhower

Historian Adrian R. Lewis wrote that because Eisenhower lacked combat experience, he did not have the respect of his colleagues given to those who served in battle.

Montgomery said of Eisenhower: “nice chap, no general.”

Patton wrote that it's too bad that Eisenhower has no personal knowledge of war.

General Bradley wrote that Eisenhower “had little grasp of sound battlefield tactics.”

Admiral John L. Hall Jr., the commander of Amphibious Force ‘O’, which landed the 1st Division at Omaha Beach, wrote that Eisenhower “was one of the most overrated men in military history."

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