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ALANBROOKE, FM Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough (1883-1963)

Staff College lectures and related papers, [1914]-1925

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Typescript texts of lectures on artillery, delivered by Brooke to Senior Division, Staff College, Camberley, 1923. Subjects covered include artillery power, the organisation of artillery command, artillery intelligence, artillery in attack, counter battery work, super artillery and artillery in the defence. With related papers, notably photographs of railway guns, [1914-1918];'Super-heavy flat trajectory guns', English translation of part of German Army manual, 1917, issued by General Staff (Intelligence), General Headquarters, France, 1918; offprint of 'The long range gun', text of lecture by Maj John Francis Richard Norman Maitland-Addison, delivered at the Royal Artillery Institution, 1918, extracted from the Royal Artillery Journal, vol 45 no 4, [1918]; typescript copy of statement, 21 Jan 1919, by S M Cleave, Commander, 471 Siege Battery, on shelling of Douai, France, [1918]; typescript notes [by Brooke] on lectures on counterbattery tactics by Maj Penrose and Lt Col [Archibald Henry] Moberly, [1919-1923]; cutting on 'Big Bertha', German long-range gun, from The Times Engineering Supplement, Apr 1920; summary of lecture on artillery in the defence, adapted from earlier lectures, 1923-1924, and delivered by Brooke to Junior Division, Staff College, Camberley, 1925.

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1924 Jan 24-1924 Apr 14

Texts of lectures on the evolution of artillery in World War One, delivered by Brooke to Senior Division, Staff College, Camberley. Subjects covered include equipment, organisation and tactics.

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'Evolution of artillery in the Great War, 1914-1918', bound copy of offprints of articles by Brooke from the Royal Artillery Journal, vols 51-53, based on his lectures to Senior Division, Staff College, Camberley.

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Texts of lectures on artillery, delivered by Brooke to Junior Division, Staff College. Subjects covered include weapons, organisation, ammunition, gunnery, brigade and battery tactics, close-support weapons and anti-tank tactics, cooperation with aircraft, artillery in the attack, artillery in the defence, and artillery at the Battle of Le Cateau, 1914. With related exercise papers and programmes of visits and demonstrations.

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