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(June 1951)

Eisenhower inspects West zone defenses (pictorial),   pp. [48]-[49] PDF (1.4 MB)


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Eisenhower Inspects
THE DETERMINATION of the Allies to defend their
outposts of freedom in Western Europe was re-
emphasized when the supreme commander of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization, General of the Army Dwight
D. Eisenhower, paid a visit to military installations in
the US, British and French Zones of Germany recently.
The four day tour began at Rhine-Main Air Base, near
Frankfurt, where the five-star general was greeted by US
High Commissioner John J. McCloy (photos, left and mov-
ing clockwise). In the British Zone General Eisenhower
inspected a Royal Air Force honor guard at Guetersloh
Airport. During his swing through the French Zone a
group of engineers of the bridgebuilding school in the
Coblenz area demonstrated ability to rapidly throw a
pontoon bridge across the Mosel River.
A highlight of the US Zone tour found the NATO chief
with Seventh Army Commander Lt. Gen. Manton S. Eddy


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