Sebastian Shakespeare

Stormy Weather

Turbulence

By

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Much has been made of the contribution of the Bletchley Park code-breakers to the outcome of the Second World War. However, insufficient credit has been given to the weather forecasters who determined the success of the Normandy invasion. The fate of 2.5 million men, 3,000 landing craft and the whole of Europe depended on the right weather conditions for crossing the English Channel on one day.

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