|Admiral Bertram Ramsay to Winston Churchill, May 16, 1944
Churchill found it hard to stay away from important military operations and asked Admiral Bertram Ramsay to draw up plans that would allow him to accompany the D-Day invasion force. The Admiral found himself in the difficult position of having to report this request to Eisenhower, who opposed it. In the end, it took the intervention of the King to stop Churchill from going, although he did visit the Normandy beachhead six days after the invasion.
Typescript letter. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (219.4)
© Crown copyright 1944, Archival Reference # CHAR 20/136/11
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