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

FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/21

1942 Sep 14-1942 Dec 30,[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file, 6c: including Brooke's correspondence with Gen Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander, 8 Army, 1 Nov-28 Dec 1942, concerning operations in North Africa, Nov-Dec 1942; operation orders, memoranda and copies of diary entries by Montgomery, 14 Sep-24 Dec 1942, relating to operations in North Africa, Sep-Dec 1942, notably second battle of El Alamein, 23 Oct-4 Nov 1942, and action around El Agheila, 13-17 Dec 1942; 'RA (Royal Artillery) notes on the offensive by 8 Army from 23 Oct-4 Nov on the El Alamein position' by Brig Sidney Chevalier Kirkman, Royal Artillery, Eighth Army, 24 Nov 1942 (additional copy at 6/2/23). With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/22

1942 Dec 28-1943 Apr 30,[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6d: including Brooke's correspondence with Gen Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander, 8 Army, 2 Jan-30 Apr 1943, concerning operations in North Africa, Jan-Apr 1943, and plans for the invasion of Sicily (Operation HUSKY); operation orders, memoranda and diary entries by Montgomery, 28 Dec 1942-23 Apr 1943, relating to operations in North Africa, Dec 1942-Apr 1943, notably the German attack on Médenine, 6 Mar 1943, the battle of Mareth, Mar 20-26 1943, and action around Gabes Gap, 6 Apr 1943. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/23

1942 Nov 24-1943 Dec 28

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6e: including letters to Brooke from Gen Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander, 8 Army, 20 Jul-18 Nov 1943, reporting on operations in Sicily and Italy, Jul-Nov 1943; diary entries by Montgomery, 23 Apr-6 May 1943, on planning of invasion of Sicily (Operation HUSKY); typescript account by Montgomery, 14 May 1943, on the battle of Tunisia, 3-13 May 1943; 'RA (Royal Artillery) notes on the offensive by Eighth Army from 23 Oct-4 Nov on the El Alamein position' by Brig Sidney Chevalier Kirkman, Royal Artillery, 8 Army, 24 Nov 1942 (additional copy at 6/2/21); letter to Brooke from Montgomery, 28 Dec 1943, concerning organisation for Operation OVERLORD.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/24

1944 Jan 11-1944 Jun 1,[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6f: including letters to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander, 21 Army Group, 20 Mar-21 May 1944, concerning plans for Operation OVERLORD; Brooke's correspondence with Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, 20 Mar-21 May 1944, concerning appointment of Army and Corps Commanders. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/25

1944 May 18-1944 Jun 30,[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6g: including letters to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander, 21 Army Group, 11-30 Jun 1944, concerning progress of operations in Normandy, notably capture of Cherbourg, 27 Jun 1944; Brooke's correspondence with Montgomery and Lt Gen Kenneth Stuart, Chief of Staff, Canadian Military HQ, 18 May-17 Jun 1944, concerning responsibilities of Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, Commander, 1 Canadian Army. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/26

1944 Jun 29-1944 Jul 12

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6h: including letters to Brooke, Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, and US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 29 Jun-12 Jul 1944, mainly concerning operations around Caen, Normandy, Jun-Jul 1944; memorandum from Montgomery to War Office, 6 Jul 1944, on organisation and equipment of British armoured units.


ALANBROOKE: 6/2/27

1944 Jul 14-1944 Jul 31

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6i: mainly letters to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, concerning operations in Normandy, Jun-Jul 1944.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/28

1944 Jul 26-1944 Nov 24

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 4: mainly Brooke's correspondence with FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 21 Army Group, 26-28 Jul 1944, concerning operations around Caen, France, Jul 1944, and the dispute between Lt Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, Commanding 1 Canadian Army, and Gen Sir John Tredinnick Crocker, Commander, 1 Corps, Jul 1944. With draft letters, 17-24 Nov 1944, from Brooke to Montgomery on command structure of Allied forces in Western Europe (see 6/3/1 for final versions).

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/29

1944 Aug 1-1944 Aug 11

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6j: mainly Brooke's correspondence with FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, concerning operations in Northern France, Aug 1944, notably around Falaise.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/30

1944 Aug 11-1944 Aug 27

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6k: telegrams to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 11-27 Aug 1944, reporting on progress of operations in Northern France, Aug 1944, and on his discussions with US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, regarding future operations in France; telegram, 22 Aug 1944, from Eisenhower to Combined Chiefs of Staff, 22 Aug 1944, concerning forthcoming change in Allied system of command.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/31

1944 Aug 26-1944 Sep 11

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6l: including telegrams to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 27 Aug-11 Sep 1944, reporting on progress of operations in North West Europe, Aug-Sep 1944; letter from Montgomery to Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye, Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 26 Aug 1944, on his discussions with US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, regarding future operations in France and changes in the system of command; telegram from Eisenhower to Combined Chiefs of Staff, 9 Sep 1944, concerning command of Operation DRAGOON (later ANVIL) forces.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/32

1944 Sep 4-1944 Sep 28

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6m: including letter to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 10 Sep 1944, expressing his concern at the lack of progress in operations in North West Europe and the poor system of command of Allied forces; telegrams from Montgomery to Brooke, 12-28 Sep 1944, reporting on the progress of operations in North West Europe, Sep 1944, notably the Battle of Arnhem, 17-26 Sep 1944; correspondence between Montgomery and US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, 4-20 Sep 1944, on plans for the invasion of Germany.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/33

1944 Sep 27-1944 Oct 17

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6n: including Brooke's correspondence with FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 28 Sep-3 Oct 1944, on future of 1 Airborne Div and possibility of 21 Army Group providing Corps HQ for operations in Burma; telegrams to Brooke from Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 29 Sep-15 Oct 1944, reporting on the progress of operations in North West Europe, Sep-Oct 1944, notably around Antwerp and along Meuse River.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/34

1944 Oct 17-1944 Dec 2

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6o: telegrams to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 17 Oct-1 Dec 1944, reporting on the progress of operations in North West Europe, Oct-Dec 1944, notably around Scheldt Estuary and Meuse and Roer Rivers, and on his discussions with US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, regarding the command set-up of Allied forces in Europe; letters to Brooke from Montgomery, 31 Oct 1944, and to Montgomery from Eisenhower, 1 Dec 1944, concerning plans for invasion of Germany; 'Some notes on the conduct of war and the infantry division in battle', pamphlet by Montgomery issued to [21 Army Group], Nov 1944.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/35

1944 Dec 1-1944 Dec 18

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6p: telegrams to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 1-15 Dec 1944, reporting on the progress of operations in North West Europe, Dec 1944, notably in Arnhem area and along Meuse and Roer Rivers; unattributed memorandum, 8 Dec 1944, on meeting between Montgomery, US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, US Gen Omar Nelson Bradley, Commander, 12 Army Group, and AM Sir Arthur William Tedder, Deputy Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, 7 Dec 1944, regarding future conduct of the war, sent to Brooke by MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, Chief of Air Staff; unattributed memorandum, 13 Dec 1944, on plans for future conduct of the war; 'Some notes on the use of air power in support of land operations and direct air support', pamphlet by Montgomery [issued to 21 Army Group], Dec 1944.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/36

1944 Dec 19-1945 Jan 23

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6q: including telegrams to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 22 Dec 1944-23 Jan 1945, reporting on progress of operations in North West Europe, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, notably the Ardennes, and on his discussions with Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, regarding the command set-up of Allied forces and the future conduct of the war; SHAEF directive from Eisenhower, 18 Jan 1945, concerning the launch of offensives against the Germans in the Rhineland (Operations VERITABLE and GRENADE).

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/37

1945 Jan 21-1945 Feb 28

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6r: including letters and telegrams to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 21 Jan-28 Feb 1945, concerning operations in the Ardennes and Allied offensives in the Rhineland (Operations VERITABLE and GRENADE); copy of memorandum by Montgomery, Feb 1945, on general employment and handling of armoured divisions in battle (additional copy and related papers at 6/2/41). With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/38

1945 Feb 20-1945 Mar 31,[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6s: including Brooke's correspondence with FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, Maj Gen Sir Francis Wilfred de Guingand, Chief of Staff, 21 Army Group, 20-22 Feb 1945, on the future organisation of the Control Commission; telegrams and letters to Brooke from Montgomery, 1-31 Mar 1945, reporting on progress of operations in the Rhineland (Operations VERITABLE, GRENADE and PLUNDER), Mar 1945. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/39

1945 Mar 251945 Apr 18[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6t: including telegrams between Brooke and FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, and from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, to Combined Chiefs of Staff, 31 Mar-15 Apr 1945, on future operations in North West Europe, mainly the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe; correspondence between Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, and Gen Sir Hastings Lionel Ismay, Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, 3-18 Apr 1945, concerning appointment of Montgomery as British representative on Allied Control Commission, Germany. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/40

1945 Apr 1-1945 May 7[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6u: including telegrams to Brooke and Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 1 Apr-4 May 1945, reporting on progress of operations in North West Europe, Apr-May 1945, mainly advance to and crossing of the Elbe, and surrender of German Army in 21 Army Group area; telegrams between Montgomery and Brooke, and from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, to Combined Chiefs of Staff, 13 Apr-6 May 1945, concerning future operations in Germany; minute from Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Griggs, Secretary of State for War, to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister, 26 Apr 1945, concerning need to appoint British representatives to Allied Control Commission, Germany. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/41

1945 Feb 21-1945 Jun 7

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6v: including Brooke's correspondence with Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, British Forces of Occupation in Germany, 27 May-5 Jun 1945, on senior Army appointments and the nomination of 52 Div as War Office strategic reserve; copies of telegrams between Montgomery and Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, and Montgomery and Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Griggs, Secretary of State for War, 4-7 Jun 1945, concerning the Allied Control Commission, Germany; letters to Montgomery from Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye, Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 7-13 Jun 1945, concerning possibility of sending of four Polish divisions to 21 Army Group. With copy of memorandum by Montgomery, Feb 1945, on general employment and handling of armoured divisions in battle (additional copy at 6/2/37), and reply from Lt Gen Ronald Morce Weeks, Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 11 Mar 1945.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/42

1945 Jun 9-1945 Jul 7[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6w: including Brooke's correspondence with FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, British Forces of Occupation in Germany, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, Secretary of State for War, Rt Hon Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, 9 Jun-7 Jul 1945, on Allied administration of occupied Germany, particularly plans for the demilitarisation of Germany and policy on fraternisation between Allied troops and Germans; Brooke's correspondence with Montgomery, 20 Jun-4 Jul 1945, concerning Polish forces under British command and senior Army appointments. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/43

1945 Jul 7-1945 Sep 26[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6x: Brooke's correspondence with FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine, notably concerning administration of British Zone of Germany, Jul 1945, the future organisation of the British Army, and the value of airborne forces. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/44

1945 Oct 9-1945 Nov 26[1955]

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6y: including War Office memorandum, 9 Oct 1945, and correspondence between FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine, and Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye, Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 9-26 Nov 1945, concerning manpower requirements of the British Army of the Rhine. With typescript note on content of letters in this file by [Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/2/45

1946 Jan 7

Letter to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in Chief, British Army of the Rhine, recommending downgrading of command of British Army of the Rhine.

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