Ike, Gettysburg, and the Cold War
Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.
Did You Know?
General Dwight D. Eisenhower objected to the use of the atomic bomb against Japan contending that its employment was completely unnecessary. He argued that Japan was already virtually defeated and the US should “avoid shocking world opinion.”