One of the first adult books I read was Dwight David Eisenhower's "Crusade in Europe"--I recommend it. Often as D-Day comes around we in the U.S. get reminded of his decisions--the drama of delaying D-Day for weather reasons and his writing a message saying the landing was a failure and his fault. That's good and fine.
What we don't remember is the ground commander was the Brit we oldsters love to hate (particularly in "Patton")--Monty. And so I'd never seen the message Monty sent to the troops, which Dirk Beauregard posts here.