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Iceland - Map of Distances to and from Iceland

Iceland - Map of Distances to and from Iceland  Geography Social Studies World War II Visual Arts

Image of a map - published in the Illustrated London News on July 26, 1941 - which depicts the distances between Iceland and various other places (including the British Isles). 

This map helps us to better understand events which occurred in early June of 1944.

On the 5th of June, 1944, a Royal Navy ship south of Iceland reported an unexpectedly good break in the weather.  If things were improving there, it was likely that conditions would also improve in the English Channel.  If so, perhaps the troops could leave Britain on the 6th of June, thus beginning the long-planned Normandy invasion.

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Media Credits

Image published in the London Illustrated News, on 26 July 1941.  Online, courtesy the sunnycv.com website.

 

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