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"General Eisenhower" Tim, 1944. Pencil and pastel on paper.

General Eisenhower

"General Eisenhower" Tim, 1944

Catalogue ref: INF 3/77Links to the Catalogue

A head-and-shoulders portrait of General Eisenhower, the most famous United States (US) Army general of the Second World War.

A career army Officer, Eisenhower commanded Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe (SHAEF). He was supreme commander of the D-Day invasion on 6 June 1944 though Montgomery had operational control of the immediate invasion forces.

Chosen as Supreme Commander as much for his diplomatic as his military abilities, Eisenhower did much to create a harmonious Allied command in the build up to D-Day.