Skip to comments.Eisenhower Letters Hint at Affair With Aide
Posted on 11/10/2012 6:27:40 AM PST by Trapper6012
A previously unknown collection of wartime letters from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to his driver, Capt. Kay Summersby, appears likely to stir renewed debate over whether the two were lovers during the last year of World War II.
Both General Eisenhower, who was married, and Captain Summersby initially denied the long-rumored romance. But in 1976, as she was dying of cancer, Miss Summersby published a second book of memoirs of the war years, "Past Forgetting: My Love Affair With Dwight D. Eisenhower," in which she described a passionate but frustrating affair with the Supreme Allied Commander.
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The timing is rather shady. I don't thing there was an equal love affair between Obama and General Petraeus. whether this was held back until after the election, maybe we will learn. It certainly allows the General the chance to let chips fly, if they are in fact there over Benghazi.
did he embrace the Sword of Damocles zer0bama held over his head, so he could speak his mind at any inquiry or trial about Benghazi?
I had a relative that was around Ike all during WW2. The affair happened. My relative didn’t respect him because of it.
Agee though. Great commander!
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Today, it's a totally different story..troops have email, phones..Skype..it is impossible for a GENERAL to have an affair, especially in a combat zone, without multiple people knowing about it..and Petraeus had to know that...did one let the secret out..perhaps inadvertently..?
FYI..one report says that the FBI tripped onto Braodwell when she was trying to access Petraeus' confidential emails..which is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.
BTW..she is a serving officer, a reserve Major..so, in this era of sexual equality in the military, she should be booted out...
This is one old story. It’s brought back on occasion.
Saturday night massacre.
During WW II, Ike could have dressed in women's clothes, and walked down Picadilly Circus trying to pick up sailors, and it would not be reported.Well, he was in London...
“she was trying to access Petraeus’ confidential emails”
No emails are confidential. I imagine they were also read in China, Russia, and maybe even Iran.
I hope our military know that...
I mentioned this in another thread on the Petreaus resignation. I don’t remember Ike resigning over it.
November 8, 2012 (Thursday) *Stars and Stripes* article by Matt Millham:
Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, the now-former commander of U.S. Army Europe, quietly departed Germany last week and retired days later at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Lt. Gen. Hertlings decision to retire was a matter of personal choice... "The command didnt alert the press to, nor issue a news release on its website, where Hertlings official biography now says he was USAREUR commander from March 25, 2011, through Sunday.
It was rumored during and after the war, was never confirmed by Ike, but Kay Sommersby wrote about it after Ike died.
Frankly, if this was reported to FDR, he probably treated it about like Lincoln treated Grant's drinking: get the other generals some of what Grant's drinking.
I found it rather interesting last on Fox News that 2 guests on Greta’s show, Rudy Giuliani and I can’t remember the other one, both had to go back to WW2 and smear Ike. Apparently forgetting all about Bill Clinton and the Kennedy’s.
Men and Women, far from home, under incredible stress have affairs? Color me surprised.
This is really no different than strangers “hooking up” in the Tube at night during the Blitz.
It is human nature. Not a part of human nature that we like to talk about, but it happens.
Of course not...Ike was a Democrat.
Well, there you go! I guess this makes it all fine and dandy! Ike did it too! Why didn’t Clinton think of this? Blame the ghost of Ike!
Wrong. Ike was GOP. Nixon was his Veep.
Far more likely is a trump card in the zeros's pocket waiting for the right moment to throw it in. Well, time will tell if this blackmail plot works.
Ike did not declare himself as Republican until 1951 in order to run for the Presidency.
Some of us remember!
On many occasions in the past, I read his wife was a big flaming drunk. She was continuously drunk. Therefore, I will give him a pass. He was under a lot of pressure with war and a drunk wife at home.
If anyone wants to correct this, please be free to do so.
So you think Petraeus was gay also?
Most WWII buffs remember this well. It makes the current situation baffling.
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I have always wanted to be a WWII buff.
What does one have to do to become one? (G Castanza—Seinfeld)
I went to Gettysburg College, and was a semi-regular at a liquor store where Mamie did a lot of her *shopping*. It was no secret in that community.
Only Jor-El from Krypton can answer that.
I know that. However, they have decided he is the fall guy.