D-Day: Secret room in country house near Fareham that would change history | Nostalgia

In 1944, in the months leading up to D-Day, Southwick House, north of Fareham, became the headquarters of the main allied commanders.

Monday, 16th August 2021, 5:54 pm
The Queen visiting the D-Day map room at Southwick House in 1973.
The Queen visiting the D-Day map room at Southwick House in 1973.

These included the Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower, naval Commander-in-Chief Admiral Ramsay and army Commander-in-Chief General Montgomery.

The large wall maps that were used on D-Day are still in place in the house in the main map room.

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Plotting room. The News PP258

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Plotting Room at Combined Operations HQ, Fort Southwick.
The D-Day map room at HMS Dryad, Southwick.
John Eisenhower, son of Dwight, paying a visit to HMS Dryad. Picture: The News PP346