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  Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
Bertram Home Ramsay was born in London in 1883 to an old Scottish family.
Ramsay left Dover 29 April 1942 to take up his appointment as Naval Force Commander for the invasion of Europe but when this was postponed he was transferred to command the Algerian landings in North Africa, which began in November of that year.
In November 2000 an statue of Ramsay was erected at Dover Castle very close to the tunnels where he planned the Dunkirk evacuations.
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  Ramsay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ramsay is the Scottish spelling of Ramsey and may refer to one of the following.
Clan Ramsay is a Scottish clan led by the Earl of Dalhousie with its seat at Brechin Castle.
Ramsay was also the codename of Soviet spy Richard Sorge.
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 Military.com Content
In 1915, Ramsay had a stroke of good luck; he turned done the opportunity to be a Flag Lieutenant in the cruiser Defiance, which was later sunk at the battle of Jutland.
Ramsay's forces, bolstered by a number of civilian vessels, managed to save a majority of Allied forces from the German encirclement and most likely prevented a premature end to the war.
Despite Ramsay's concerns that the large waves on the channel would degrade the accuracy of his fleet's gunfire, the invasion was launched on June 6th, 1944.
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 ::Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay::
Bertram Ramsay was born in 1883 and went to sea at the age of 16 as a midshipman.
With the collapse of the British and French armies in 1940 under the onslaught of Blitzkrieg, Ramsay was put in charge of 'Operation Dynamo' - the evacuation of British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.
Ramsay's last operation was the Allied attack on Walcheren, which allowed the port of Antwerp to be used by the Allies.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /admiral_sir_bertram_ramsay.htm   (377 words)

  
 Bertram Ramsay : Naval Leaders : History : Royal Navy
Ramsay's staff grew to be the largest of any admiral demonstrating the complexity of the organising the withdrawal.
Ramsay was still in command at Dover in February 1942 when the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau made their famous dash through the Channel.
Ramsay was also involved in planning the landings on Walcheren Island in Holland later in 1944, but did not live to see the victory in Europe which his part in 'Overlord' had done so much to ensure.
www.royal-navy.mod.uk /server?show=nav.3892&outputFormat=print   (609 words)

  
 Janus: The Papers of Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay
Ramsay was born in 1883 the son of Brigadier General W. Ramsay.
Ramsay commanded HMS Kent, 1929-1931 and as Chief of Staff to Admiral Sir Arthur Waistell Commander in Chief of the China Squadron.
In 1942 Ramsay was appointed Deputy Naval Commander-in-Chief to work with Eisenhower in the invasion of North Africa (Operation Torch) and in 1943 he was Naval Commander for Montgomery in the invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky).
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 Bertram Ramsay
Ramsay was responsible for organizing the Allied landings in Algiers on 8th November 1942.
In December 1943 Ramsay was appointed Allied Naval commander in chief for the Normandy landings.
Bertram Ramsay was killed when his plane crashed on takeoff at Toussus-le-Noble on 2nd January 1945.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWramsay.htm   (286 words)

  
 Letter: Admiral Bertram Ramsay to Winston Churchill, May 16, 1944, Churchill and the Great Republic (A Library of ...
Letter: Admiral Bertram Ramsay to Winston Churchill, May 16, 1944, Churchill and the Great Republic (A Library of Congress Interactive Exhibition, Text Version)
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.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/churchill/interactive/_html/wc0219_4.html   (124 words)

  
 The Battle of Dunkirk: Interesting Thing of the Day
Vice Admiral Bertram Ramsay, headquartered in the reinforced tunnels beneath Dover Castle, was put in charge of evacuating the troops.
Ramsay believed he had a week at most to rescue the soldiers, who were packed onto the beaches and being shelled mercilessly.
Ramsay faced the possibility that the core of the British army would be decimated.
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 Bertram
Bertram comes from an old Germanic name, Berahthraben, meaning “Bright Raven” from “behrt” (bright) and “hramm” or “hraban” (raven).
The name Bertram was introduced to England by the Normans, although it was never common.
The name Bertram was revived in England and the United States in the late 19th century.
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After Dunkirk Admiral Ramsay was appointed Naval Commander-in-Chief for the invasion of north west Europe in May 1942; a project soon scrapped in favour of the invasion of north west Africa for which he was chief naval planner.
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay's services as my naval Commander in Chief: he was a most competent commander of courage, resourcefulness and tremendous energy, helpful and companionable although we sometimes laughed amongst ourselves at the care with which he guarded in the British tradition the senior service position of the Navy."
Admiral Ramsay married Margaret Menzies, of Kames in 1929 and they set up home at Bughtrig in 1938 although he saw little of his home apart from short leaves during the war.
www.berwickshiretoday.co.uk /ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=972&ArticleID=1964500   (772 words)

  
 Ramsay Sir Bertram Home: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
...Eisenhowers deputy, took control of air operations and Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay was put in charge of the movement of the invasion force...the graves of soldiers he buried.
Incidentally, on D-Day both the naval commander, Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, and the air force commander, Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, were British.
RAMSAY, SIR BERTRAM HOME 1883 1945, British admiral.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/ramsay-sir-bertram-home.jsp?l=R&p=1   (808 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Bertram Ramsay
Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, KCB KBE MVO, (January 20, 1883 - January 2, 1945) was a British admiral during World War II.
Ramsay became an important contributor in the field of amphibious warfare
The Fighting Life of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay.
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 Statue for man who launched Dunkirk armada
An appeal fund has raised half of the £40,000 cost of the statue of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay which is to be unveiled this year around Remembrance Sunday.
Admiral Ramsay believed a much larger number could be saved and while historians later argued that the Germans made significant mistakes by holding back their tanks, the final total of 338,000 remains a remarkable achievement.
After Dunkirk Admiral Ramsay went on to command the naval component of D-Day before being killed in early 1945 in a plane crash while en route to a command meeting with Field Marshal Montgomery.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/2000/04/25/ndunk25.html   (424 words)

  
 Battle of Dunkirk
It became clear the battle was lost and the question now became how many Allied soldiers could be removed to the relative safety of England before their resistance was crushed.
From May 22 preparations for the evacuation began, codenamed Operation Dynamo, commanded from Dover by Vice-Admiral Bertram Ramsay[?].
He called for as many naval vessels as possible as well as every ship capable of carrying 1,000 men within reach.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Battle_of_Dunkirk.html   (459 words)

  
 Memorials and Monuments in the D-Day Museum, Southsea (Admiral Sir Bertram H.Ramsay K.C.B.,K.B.E.)
It was not until 1 April, however, that Admiral Ramsay assumed operational control of U.S. naval forces and even then his command remained formal until the eve of the invasion.
Admiral Ramsay had in 1940 commanded the sea-borne forces at Dunkirk.
In 1945 Admiral Ramsay and four of his staff were killed when a plane they were on crashed on take-off.
www.memorials.inportsmouth.co.uk /southsea/ramsay.htm   (179 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Scot who planned Dunkirk rescue is honoured
A memorial plaque to Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay has been unveiled by the Duke of Kent in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral in London.
The son of a Scots army officer, Admiral Ramsay was posthumously awarded top military medals from France and the United States, but not his native country.
Admiral Ramsay's son, Major-General Charles Ramsay, 70, who served with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, believes the plaque goes a long way to recognising his father's military expertise during some of the key moments of the war.
news.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=134302007   (1396 words)

  
 COMBINEDOPS Op Torch
He persuaded The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, that the proposed three separate Naval C-in-Cs for (1) the battle-fleet (2) the expeditionary force and (3) Gibraltar was unworkable and convinced him to support a single overall Naval C-in-C. It was a key contribution to Eisenhower's novel design for an integrated Allied command structure.
It was Ramsay who took up the awesome responsibility of organising and running the vast naval movements required for TORCH.
Ramsay planned everything while Cunningham gave him direction and the authority required to get things done.
www.combinedops.com /Torch.htm   (3617 words)

  
 Thomas Bertram Costain --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Brockhouse, Bertram N. Canadian physicist who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1994 with American physicist Clifford G. Shull for their separate but concurrent development of neutron-scattering techniques.
Two of his best-known books are The Black Rose (1945), whose medieval English hero ranges as far as Kublai Khan's China, and The Silver Chalice (1952), about the early Christians in Rome.
Canadian physicist Bertram Brockhouse made significant contributions to neutron scattering, a method of “seeing” the structure and movement of atoms by bombarding them with neutrons from a nuclear reactor.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9320437?tocId=9320437   (577 words)

  
 Memorials and Monuments in Portsmouth Cathedral
The window on the left depicts St.Nicholas, the shields of Dover and Dunkirk, with the fl eagle of Ramsay in the centre, and the evacuation of the British Army from the beaches of Dunkirk.
That on the right shows St.George, the arms of the Diocese of Portsmouth and the leopards of Normandy; in the centre is the shoulder-flash of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, which was situated in Southwick House, near the site of the old Priory of the Cathedral's mother church.
In 1945, certain victory having been secured, the Hudson plane carrying Admiral Ramsay and four of his staff crashed on take-off, killing all on board.
www.memorials.inportsmouth.co.uk /churches/cathedral/ramsay.htm   (200 words)

  
 Dover Castle
They include an underground hospital, barracks, telephone exchanges, operations rooms, and other facilities used by forces under the command of Vice-Admiral Bertram Ramsay.
The tour includes a short documentary film about the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, when authorities hoped to rescue 45,000 soldiers who were trapped in German-occupied France.
In the end, 388,000 troops were ferried home during the nine days of "Operation Dynamo," which was coordinated by Sir Winston Churchill and Vice-Admiral Ramsay in the tunnels behind Dover's cliffs.
europeforvisitors.com /europe/articles/dover_castle3.htm   (336 words)

  
 Ramsay, Love and Major (1994) The year of D-Day: The 1944 dairy of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
Ramsay, Love and Major (1994) The year of D-Day: The 1944 dairy of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
The year of D-Day: The 1944 dairy of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
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 HyperWar: Report by the Supreme Commander to the CCS on the Operations in Europe of the AEF [Chapter 1]
For the operation against he neck of the Cotentin to be successful, it was believed that two airborne divisions should be employed in support of the troops assaulting the Varreville beaches, still leaving one airborne division to hold the vital bridges in the Orne-Dives Rivers area to the northeast of Caen.
Field Marshal Montgomery and Admiral Ramsay were in agreement on this point, but Air Chief Marshal Leigh-Mallory saw technical difficulties which it was necessary to consider closely.
With the settlement of the basic problems essential to firm planning--the size of the assault and the target date--The Army, Navy, and Air Forces were in a position to develop their final plans for the attack against the Normandy beaches.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/AEF-Report/AEF-Report-1.html   (12097 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Sir Bertram Home Ramsay (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, British And Irish History, Biographies
A career naval officer who retired in 1938, he returned to the service in World War II to command British and Allied naval units in some of the most spectacular operations of the war.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Sir Bertram Home Ramsay
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 Ramsay, Sir Bertram Home on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He directed the evacuation of Dunkirk (1940), led the Allied fleets in the invasions of Africa (1942), Sicily, and Italy, and commanded, under General Eisenhower, the naval operations in the invasion of France in 1944.
Magazines and Newspapers for: Ramsay, Sir Bertram Home
D-Day, almost sixty years on: Penny Ritchie Calder introduces a major new exhibition celebrating the greatest amphibious landing in history, and the bravery of those who took part.(Frontline)
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 Saving Private Ryan: Operation Overlord
The organization responsible for planning this task was SHAEF, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, and the officer in command of Overlord was Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Command of ground forces was given to General Bernard Montgomery, while naval forces would be commanded by Admiral Bertram Ramsay.
Air forces were under the control of Air Chief Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallary, and supply and logistics the task of Lt. General John Lee.
www.sproe.com /o/overlord.html   (1401 words)

  
 Battle of Normandy biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Bernard Montgomery (ground forces), Bertram Ramsay (naval forces), Trafford Leigh Mallory (tactical air forces)
In total, 47 divisions would be committed to the Battle of Normandy: 26 divisions of British, Canadian, Commonwealth and free European troops, and 21 American divisions.
More than 6000 vessels would be involved in the invasion under the command of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, including 4000 landing craft and 130 warships for bombardment.
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 January 2nd 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
: Paris: Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, the chief of the Allied Expeditionary Force, was killed today near here when the plane taking him to a conference in Brussels crashed just after take off.
Admiral Ramsay, aged 61, came back from retirement to take charge at Dover in 1939.
He planned the evacuation from Dunkirk, the North African invasion and the invasion of Sicily.
www.etherington.demon.co.uk /1945/january/2.htm   (99 words)

  
 Find in a Library: The year of D-Day : the 1944 dairy of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
The year of D-Day : the 1944 dairy of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
Subjects: Ramsay, Bertram Home, -- Sir, -- 1883-1945 -- Diaries.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
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 Dover Museum - Dover in the 20th Century
In May 1940, over 200,000 of the 338,000 men evacuated from Dunkirk passed through Dover filling the town and railway station with soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Vice Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay controlled the evacuation from his headquarters in tunnels beneath the castle.
Both shells and bombs fell on Dover causing 3,059 alerts and killing 216 civilians.
www.dover.gov.uk /museum/history/20thcent.asp   (262 words)

  
 Ananova - Statue depicts one of UK's greatest naval officers
The Duke of Edinburgh has unveiled a statue honouring the mastermind behind the Dunkirk evacuation and the naval aspect of the Normandy landings in the Second World War.
More than 150 dignitaries and veterans attended the ceremony at Dover Castle, above the secret bunkers where Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay hatched his plan that saw the successful evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk beaches and the D-Day landings.
The 6ft bronze depicts the Admiral gazing over the white cliffs at Admiralty lookout with a telescope lowered in his left hand.
www.ananova.com /news/story/sm_112831.html   (228 words)

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