Headquarter : General David Eisenhower in Southwick House

Southwick House, near Portsmouth in Hampshire, will become the headquarters of the main allied commanders, headed by General Eisenhower 1943 at 1944.

Southwick House

For example c & rsquo; is from the library of this beautiful residence (False air of the White House in Washington not ?) what, the 5 June 1944, General Eisenhower will take the decision to postpone the landing of Normandy 24 hours due to bad weather.


Southwick House now


Southwick House Location
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Headquarter : L & rsquo; amiral Isoroku Yamamoto à Rabaul

Isoroku Yamamoto (4 avril 1884 18 avril 1943)

Rabaul is a city of New Britain, most of the & rsquo; Bismarck Archipelago, part of Papua New Guinea.
Les Japonais développèrent à Rabaul une base importante qui deviendra le quartier général de la 17e armée. Kilometers of tunnels were dug to protect facilities and, in 1943, there were about 110 000 Japanese soldiers in Rabaul.

The 18 avril 1943, l & rsquo; s & rsquo plane, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, de la marine impériale japonaise et architecte de l’attaque japonaise sur Pearl Harbor du 7 December 1941, was shot down by American fighters after taking off from Rabaul. Its route was known because the Americans had, at this moment, deciphered Japanese codes. So we can say that American intelligence services were more effective than this bunker…

One of these days bunker entries

location of Bunker Rabaul

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Headquarter : Sir Winston Churchill in London

The Churchill War Rooms is located in Clive Steps, King Charles Street, near Horse Guards Parade.
C & rsquo; is a real bunker where over 500 people could work day and night and will be used from August 1939 to September 1945.

Officers of the map room to work in the halls of the War Cabinet 1945

It consists of & rsquo; thirty rooms, the main ones being :

  • The firm Winston Churchill (Cabinet War Room)
  • transatlantic phone room (Transatlantic Telephone Room)
  • The conference room (Chief’s Off Staff)
  • The Chart Room (Maps Room)
  • The Churchill Room

This photo shows the entrance to the apartment number 10 located in the annex, where Churchill and his family lived, just above the Cabinet War Rooms, in the custody of two Royal Marines. The door opened on the side of the photo leads to the rooms of the Cabinet War Room.


L & rsquo; entry of Churchill War Rooms today

Location of Churchill War Rooms in London

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Headquarter : General de Gaulle in London

The headquarters of the Free French Forces (FFL) in London it was in 4 Carlton Gardens.
With effect from 24 July 1940 General de Gaulle moved there the following military and civilian :

  • A hundred soldiers : a military office, a staff (1is, 2e, 3e and 4 offices), stewardship, the treasure, the health, etc…
  • Fifty civilians : a civilian cabinet, a financial service, service external and colonial affairs, technical service and armaments, a legal service, a news and information service and a service of French abroad.


The Headquarters of the free French forces during the war

The same place nowadays

Location of the headquarters in London

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