Early on 27 August 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower left Chartres to see the newly liberated Paris. 'It's Sunday,' the Supreme Allied Commander told General Omar Bradley, whom he took with him. 'Everyone will be sleeping late. We can do it without any fuss.' Yet the two generals were hardly inconspicuous as they bowled along towards the French capital on their supposedly 'informal visit'. The Supreme Commander's olive-drab Cadillac was escorted by two armoured cars, and a Jeep with a brigadier general leading the way.
- From Ardennes 1944: The Battle of The Bulge by Antony Beevor