The Eyes of the World Are Upon You, 1944
• Colorized giclée art print, made in England
• Printed on museum-grade archival stock
• Ships in a Tube
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
Taken June 6th 1944, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France
(US National Archives and Records Administration)
"SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march 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, the 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 will trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The 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 beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
"General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory-nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe."
THE MAKING OF 'THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE UPON YOU, 1944'
Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.
M – 12”× 12” inches (30.5 × 30.5 cm)
L – 16”× 16” inches (40.6 × 40.6 cm)
XXL – 40”× 40” inches (101.6 × 101.6 cm)
PRINTED IMAGE SIZE
Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:
M – 8 ½”× 8 ½” inches (21.6 × 21.6 cm)
L – 11× 11” inches (28 × 28 cm)
XXL – 27 ½" ×27 ½ ” inches (69.9 × 69.9 cm)
Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.
THE SMALL PRINT
Proudly printed by the Silverhill Press, an independent printer based in St–Leonards–On–Sea on the south coast of England. More information about our prints can be found here.
This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.