As a soldier Dwight Eisenhower commanded the mightiest armada in history. As the President he guided the nation through eight years of increasingly complex times. And as both soldier and statesman he was one of the sculptures of the twentieth century. If history has yet to place Eisenhower there is little doubt where the people have already placed him. He was firmly in the hearts of the nation in touch with the general people, friendly, human and warm, a hero who generated a feeling of integrity.
This 13-part series covers his early life, including the influence of his family, his religious upbringing in Kansas and its part in shaping his personality and the paths that would lead him to his important place in history.
The experience of war taught Eisenhower the necessity of peace. He had been known as the peace general and would become the peace President. He recognised that the oppressed people of the world looked to America to help free them of the fear and tyranny of war. Upon assuming the office of president in 1953 he pledge his unceasing efforts to the cause of peace with justice for all mankind.