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Crusade in Europe (ISBN 0-801-85668-X) is a book by General Dwight D. Eisenhower was published by Doubleday in 1948. Maps were provided by Rafael Palacios.

Crusade in Europe is a personal account by one of the senior military figures of World War II. It recounts his appointment by General George Marshall to plan the defense of the Philippinesmarker and continues to describe his appointment, and execution of the role of Supreme Allied Commander in Northern Europe.

TV series

In 1948, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. obtained the exclusive rights to create a television series called Crusade in Europe, based on the 1948 book, Crusade in Europe written by Dwight D. Eisenhower and published by Doubleday. The 26-episode series showed World War II film footage from the US military and other sources, with a voice soundtrack based on a narration of the book.

The TV series was also the subject of a U.S. copyright and trademark lawsuit filed in 1998. On appeal, in Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., 539 U.S. 23 (2003), the Supreme Court of the United Statesmarker ruled on a narrow issue involving the applicability of the Lanham Act to works in the public domain.


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