A reserch essay on Dwight D. Eisenhower and whether or not he made a positive contribution to world war 2.

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Dwight Eisenhower made a positive contribution to World war Two because he gave hope to his fellow soldiers, he helped create strategic plans, and he was a great leader to his fellow soldiers.

Dwight Eisenhower always gave hope to the men who followed in his command. Eisenhower encouraged his men for success no matter what the odds were against them. Eisenhower did whatever he could to give his troops hope, before the battle for the beaches of Normandy (D-Day) Eisenhower wrote every man who was to participate in the battle a letter which urged them to succeed in the battle. The letter told the men that they were about to embark on a great crusade that will not be an easy one and that the hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people march with them. He also stated that he had full confidence in their courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.

He hoped this would give them the bravery to do their jobs fully. Eisenhower also did what most great leaders had never done before and had one on one talks with his soldiers

about what they felt and tried to encourage them more to succeed in the great task that was put before them. One famous picture was taken of Eisenhower talking to his paratroopers about to plummet into German occupied France. Eisenhower's positive attitude always gave the soldiers a good feeling even though they could most likely lose their lives in the battle they were about to take part in.

Another way Eisenhower had a positive affect on World War Two was his strategic ability. Eisenhower was often called upon to take part in discussions with other top military personal about how to best attack Germany and bring an end to the...