HampshireWalks Through TimeWorld War II

Southwick House

Just a few miles north of Portsmouth, Southwick House is a focus of great interest because of the role it played in the planning and decision-making regarding “D-Day”.

It was chosen to be the “advance command post” or “alternative headquarters” of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), which drew the likes of Eisenhower and Montgomery to its rooms.

Visiting today, you see the planning maps for D-Day still in place on the walls, their information reset to 0725 on 6th June 1944.

Southwick House
Facade of Southwick House, Hampshire, England. Photo by Amber Kincaid. Used with permission.

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