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Special order of the day to the officers and men of the Allied Naval Expeditionary Force, 1944

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums
London, United Kingdom

This message from Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, the Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief, was read to all troops shortly before they left for the invasion beaches.

Collection of documents relating to D-Day (6 June 1944), including a "Child's Guide to the Far Shore" concerning the locations of supplies and facilities for service personnel during the Normandy landings (2pp, 30 May 1944); a memorandum concerning Operation Neptune (1p, 1 June 1944); sailing orders for Fleet No 338, Group XV, Convoy No S10 for Operation Neptune (1p, 5 June 1944); a printed message from the Supreme Commander to be read to all troops taking part in Operation Neptune (1p, undated) and a ts copy of the message (1p, undated); a printed message from Eisenhower to all members of the Allied Expeditionary Force (1p, undated); a printed Special Order of the Day from Admiral Ramsay to the officers and men of the Allied Naval Expeditionary Force (1p, undated); a printed message from Admiral Talbot to all in Force 'S' (1p, undated); a ts message from "The Wrens" (1p, undated) and a photograph of a landing craft.

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