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D-day June 6 1944 Invasion Of France Ww2 Admiral B.h. Ramsay Letter Aef Navy For Sale
SUPER HARD TO FIND, 100% ORIGINAL, WORLD WAR 2 D-DAY - NORMANDY - INVASION LETTER DOCUMENT "SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ALLIED NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FROCE" FROM ADMIRAL B.H. RAMSAY - ALLIED NAVAL COMMANDER - IN - CHIEF, EXPEDITIONARY FORCE" THAT WAS DISTRIBUTED TO ALL THE ALLIED TROOPS ON THE EVE OF THE D-DAY NORMANDY INVASION, DISTIBUTED TO ALL THE ALLIED AIRBORNE PARATROOPERS, AIRBORNE GLIDER PERSONNAL, AMPHIBIOUS SOLDIERS, MERCHANT MARINE FORCES, NAVAL FORCES AND AIR FORCES. I PURCHASED THIS AND TWO OTHER VERY HARD TO FIND INVASION MESSAGES - LETTERS DISTRIBUTED TO ALL INVASION FORCES ON THE EVE OF THE INVASION. THE OTHER TWO LETTER MESSAGES ARE FROM THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF ALL FORCES FOR THE INVASION OF EUROPE (D-DAY - OVERLOAD OPERATIONS, GENERAL EISENHOWER "GREAT CRUSADE" LETTER MESSAGE AND BRITISH GENERAL MONTGOMERY "MONTY" BRITISH GENERAL COMMANDER OF C-IN-C 21 ARMY GROUP - BRITISH OPERATIONS D-DAY NORMANDY - OVERLOARD OPERATIONS (THESE OTHER TWO DOCUMENTS - LETTERS ARE BEING SOLD SEPARATELY - SEE MY OTHER sale LISTINGS FOR THESE. THIS ADMIRAL B.H. RAMSAY INVASION MESSAGE MEASURING APPROXIAMTELY 7 3/8 INCHES WIDE BY 9 1/2 INCHES HIGH AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, HAS 4 SMALL STAPLE PERFORATIONS AT THE TOP LEFT, DUE TO BEING STAPLED TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER TWO RARE INVASION MESSAGE LETTERS ON MY OTHER sales. THE LETTER HAS LIGHT DISCOLORING FROM AGE AND STORAGE, FOLDED AND DOES NOT DETRACT AT ALL. THIS IS A GREAT RARE D-DAY FIND FOR YOUR WW2 COLLECTION AND DISPLAY - DON'T PASS THIS BUY-IT-NOW GREAT PRICE......
TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE
ALLIED NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.
It is to be our privilege to take part in the greatest amphibious
operation in history --- a necessary preliminary to he opening of the
Western Front in Europewhich in conjunction with the great Russian
advance, will crush the fighting power of Germany.
This is the opportunity which we have long awaited and which must
be seized and pursued with relentless determination : the hopes and
prayers of the free world and of the enslaved peoples of Europe will
be with us and we cannot fail them.
Our task in conjunction with the Merchant Navies of the United
Nations, and supported by the Allies Air Forces, is to carry the Allied
Expeditionary Force to the Continent, to establish it there in a secure
bridgehead and to build it up and maintain it at a rate which will
outmatch that of the enemy.
Let no one underestimate the magnitude of this task.
The Germans are desperate and will resist fiercely until we out-
manoeuvre and out-fight them, which we can and we will do. To every
one of you will be given the opportunity to show by his determination
and resource that dauntless spirit of resolution which individually
strengthens and inspires and which collectively is irresistible.
I count on every man to do his utmost to ensure the success of this
great enterprise which is the climax of the European war.
Good luck to you all and God speed.
B. H. Ramsay
ALLIED NAVAL COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF,
Normandycampaign, June to Aug., 1944, in World War II. The Allied invasion of the European continent through Normandybegan about 12:15 a.m. on June 6, 1944 (D-day). The plan, known as Operation Overlord, had been prepared since 1943; supreme command over its execution was entrusted to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. In May, 1944, tactical bombing was begun in order to destroy German communications in N France. Just after midnight on June 6, British and American airborne forces landed behind the German coastal fortifications known as the Atlantic Wall. They were followed after daybreak by the seaborne troops of the U.S. 1st Army and British 2d Army. Field Marshal B. L. Montgomery was in command of the Allied land forces. Some 4,000 transports, 800 warships, and innumerable small craft, under Admiral Sir B. H. Ramsay, supported the invasion, and more than 11,000 aircraft, under Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, formed a protective umbrella. While naval guns and Allied bombers assaulted the beach fortifications, the men swarmed ashore. At the base of the Cotentin peninsula the U.S.forces established two beachheads—UtahBeach, W of the VireRiver, and Omaha Beach, E of the Vire, the scene of the fiercest fighting. British troops, who had landed near Bayeux on three beaches called Gold, Juno, and Sword, advanced quickly but were stopped before Caen. On June 12 the fusion of the Allied beachheads was complete. The German commander, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, found that Allied air strength prevented use of his reserves. U.S. forces under Gen. Omar N. Bradley cut off the Cotentin peninsula (June 18), and Cherbourgsurrendered on June 27. The Americans then swung south. After difficult fighting in easily defendable "hedgerow" country they captured (July 18) the vital communications center of Saint-Lô, cutting off the German force under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. The U.S. 3d Army under Gen. George S. Patton was thrown into the battle and broke through the German left flank at Avranches. Patton raced into Brittany and S to the Loire, swinging east to outflank Paris. A German attempt to cut the U.S.forces in two at Avranches was foiled (Aug. 7–11). The British had taken Caen on July 9, but they were again halted by a massive German tank concentration. They resumed their offensive in August and captured Falaise on Aug. 16. Between them and the U.S. forces driving nort` from Argentan the major part of the German 7th Army was caught in the "Falaise pocket" and was wiped out by Aug. 23, opening the way for the Allies to overrun N France.Bertram Ramsay
Ramsay, the son of an army officer, was born in London on 20th
January, 1883. He became a midshipman and after training on the Britannica he joined
the Crescent. After action in Somaliland
(1903-04) he was mentioned in dispatches and promoted to lieutenant.
During the First World War Ramsay held commands in
patrol. He later became the naval ADC to George V and after
being promoted to rear admiral retired from the Royal Navy in 1938.
On the outbreak of the Second World War Ramsay was recalled to
duty and given command of the port
of Dover. Involved in the
he was knighted and given the rank of admiral.
Ramsay was responsible for
organizing the Allied landings in Algiers
on 8th November 1942. He also commanded the Eastern Naval Task Force for the
invasion of Sicily. During the
operation Ramsay controlled 795 vessels and 713 landing craft.
In December 1943 Ramsay was
appointed Allied Naval commander in chief for the Normandy landings. This was a tremendous
task as it involved 2,730 vessels. After the successful invasion Ramsay took
control of ports in northern France.
Bertram Ramsay was killed when his
plane crashed on takeoff at Toussus-le-Noble on 2nd January 1945. He is buried
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