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D-Day Diary - June 4th 1944

SUNDAY 4 JUNE 1944.

Admiralty gale warning for English Channel. Gale Force 6 from West-South-West imminent. General Eisenhower decides to delay the invasion until 6 June; the signal is 'Ripcord plus 24'..

By midnight midget submarines X20 and X23 in place, submerged off Juno and Sword beaches in Normandy.

Regiments of 22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division, move to Felixstowe for loading.

General Charles de Gaulle arrives in England.

General Montgomery's message to all ranks "The time has come to deal the enemy a terrific blow in Western Europe… To us is given the honour of striking a blow for freedom which will live in history…Good luck to each one of you. And good hunting on mainland Europe".

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