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Norfolk House

(Operations Torch and Overlord Headquarters)

 
 
Norfolk House (Operations Torch and Overlord) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
1. Norfolk House (Operations Torch and Overlord) Marker
Inscription.
In this buiding 24 June 1942 - 8 November 1942 General of the Army Dwight D Eisenhower Supreme Allied Commander formed the first Allied force headquarters and in conjunction with the commanders of the fighting services of the Allied nations and the authorities in Washington and London planned and launched Operation "Torch" for the Liberation of North Africa and later 16 January 1944 - 6 June 1944 as Supreme Allied Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in conjunction with the commanders of the fighting services of the Allied nations and authorities in Washington and London he planned and launched Operation "Overlord" for the liberation of North West Europe
 
Location. 51° 30.434′ N, 0° 8.048′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on St Jame's Square just north of Pall Mall, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 St Jame's Square, City of Westminster, England SW1Y 4JR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eisenhower's D-Day Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Winsor (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Brigade of Guards
Norfolk House Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
2. Norfolk House Marker - Wide View
(about 90 meters away); Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) (about 120 meters away); Robert Falcon Scott (about 150 meters away); Franklin (about 150 meters away); John Fox Burgoyne (about 180 meters away); John First Lord Lawrence (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Operation Torch (Wikipedia). "Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) was the Anglo-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942. It is the first major operation that US troops undertook in the European / North African theatre of World War II." (Submitted on April 26, 2018.) 

2. Operation Overlord (Wikipedia). "Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day). A 1,200-plane airborne assault
Norfolk House and Markers - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
3. Norfolk House and Markers - Wide View
Both the Norfolk House (left) and Eisenhower's Headquarters (right) markers are visible here, both to the left of the building entrance.
preceded an amphibious assault involving more than 5,000 vessels. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on 6 June, and more than two million Allied troops were in France by the end of August." (Submitted on April 26, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. St Jame's
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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