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

Copies of letters from Brooke to FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, 1938-1946, dated 1952-1953

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Letters to Brooke from Archibald John Arthur Wavell, 2nd Earl Wavell, 1952-1953, enclosing typescript copies of semi-official and personal letters from Brooke to FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, 16 Jan 1938-15 Jun 1946, notably concerning organisation and training of Mobile Div, 1938, his attempts to ensure coordination of ground and air operations, 1942, possible start date for Operation ANAKIM, Burma, progress of operations in North West Europe, Aug 1944-Jan 1945, his visit to Moscow, [Oct 1944], disagreements between British and US Chiefs of Staff, 1944, food shortages in India, 1944, and his attendance at the Yalta Conference, Feb 1945; typescript copies of letters from Brooke, Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, to Sir John Greer Dill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 31 Oct-7 Nov 1941, mainly concerning command changes in Home Forces; typescript copy of anonymous letter to Wavell, [Sep 1942], expressing a lack of faith in British political and military leaders, with typescript copies of Wavell's reply, 11 Sep 1942; typescript copies of parodic poems on topical subjects by Wavell, [1943-1948].

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