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

Other semi-official correspondence, mainly relating to strategy and command, 1941-1946, dated 1941-1953

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ALANBROOKE: 6/4/1-5

1941-1942

Correspondence relating to Brooke's service as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1941-1942, including letter to Brooke from Lt Gen Arthur Nugent Floyer-Acland, Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War, 20 Nov 1941, informing him of his appointment as Chief of the Imperial General Staff; letter to Brooke from Gen Ho Ying-chin, Chinese Chief of General Staff and Minister of War, [Jul] 1942, thanking him for his message on the fifth anniversary of China's war against Japan, with covering letter from Brig Grimsdale, Military Attaché, British Embassy, Chungking, 4 Jul 1942; letter to Brooke from Sir Miles Wedderburn Lampson, British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, 10 Dec 1942, concerning progress of operations in Egypt and Libya. With sketch by Brooke of Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, Mar 1942.

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ALANBROOKE: 6/4/6-10

1943

Correspondence relating to Brooke's service as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1943, notably including copy of memoranda between Brooke, Maj Gen John Noble Kennedy, Director of Military Operations, and others, Mar-Apr 1943, relating to preparation of plans for operations to establish a strong Allied force within close bombing range of the Ruhr (Operation SKYSCRAPER); letter to Brooke from FM Sir John Greer Dill, head of British Joint Staff Mission, Washington, USA, 26 Aug 1943, concerning problems of working with Churchill and proposed appointment of Gen George Catlett Marshall as [Supreme Commander of Allied operations in Europe].

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ALANBROOKE: 6/4/11-14

1944

Correspondence relating to Brooke's service as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1944, notably including letter to Brooke from FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, 4 Jul 1944, congratulating him on success of invasion of Northern France, and commenting on the organisation of South East Asia Command and on political situation in India; telegram to Brooke from Gen George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff of US Army, 25 Oct 1944, congratulating Brooke on handling of his recent meeting with Stalin


ALANBROOKE: 6/4/15-28

1945-1946

Correspondence relating to Brooke's service as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1945-1946, including letter from Gen Cheng Chien, Acting Chief of Staff, Chinese National Military Council to Maj Gen E C Hayes, General Officer Commanding, British Military Mission, Chungking, 8 May 1945, asking him to send a telegram to Brooke congratulating British forces on victory in Europe, with copy of Brooke's reply to Gen Cheng Chien, 15 May 1945; note to Brooke from Gen Sir Hastings Lionel Ismay, Chief of Staff to Minister of Defence, 28 Aug 1945, enclosing two tables of statistics relating to numbers of Chiefs of Staff Committee meetings held during World War Two, 1939-1945; letters from Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, 1945-1946, notably concerning Brooke's continuation as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1945, and his support of the evacuation of British troops from Egypt, 1946.

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