Plaque

Camp Griffiss - SHAEF memorial

Camp Griffiss - SHAEF memorial Camp Griffiss - SHAEF memorial

Erection date: 6/6/1994

Inscription

{On the plaque in front of the star:}
SHAEF
On this spot stood the office of General Dwight D. Eisenhower Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force.  Here for the three vital months leading up to the D-D landings on the 6th June 1944 Eisenhower and his staff planned the invasion of Europe.

The Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force moved to Bushy Park from Grosvenor Square on Sunday 5th March 1944. Eisenhower moved to his advance headquarters at Southwick House, Portsmouth on 2nd June 1944.

The story of SHAEF is complex but we are pretty certain "Grosvenor Square" is wrong; Eisenhower moved SHAEF from Norfolk House in St James's Square to Camp Griffiss.

Site: Camp Griffiss - SHAEF memorial (1 memorial)

TW11, Bushy Park

The girl on the bike, Beth, kindly agreed to appear in some of our photos to provide scale and colour.

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Camp Griffiss - SHAEF memorial

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Normandy Landings / D-Day

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Carlos Rey

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