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XI Amphibious Force Marker

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Details:

Located on a wall in the main thoroughfare of the Britannia Royal Naval College. Marker Dark plaque with bronze raised lettering mounted on a wall. 

Monument Text:

"The United Sates of American honors the courage, sacrifice and achievements of the U.S. XI Amphibious Force, headquartered in this building as Allied forces prepared for and launched the liberation of Europe from these shores. 

Under XI Amphibious Force supervision, thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen prepared for the landings in France, which came ashore on 6 June 1944.
Hundreds of thousands of troops and millions of tons of supplies moved steadily across the English Channel as the United States and its Allies carried the battle to the enemy, overthrowing the grip of Nazi tyranny. The Allies forged ahead with ever increasing strength and confidence, securing the blessings of freedom and liberty for generations yet unborn.
This marker further commemorates the enduring bonds between the United Kingdom and the United States, forged through shared sacrifice in peace and war, serving the cause of justice for all.
American Battle Monuments Commission 
June 2017"

Commemorates:

Units:

11th Amphibious Force

United States Navy

Wars:

WWII