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

Letters of congratulation and appreciation, 1939-1963

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ALANBROOKE: 8/4/1-17

1939-1941

Letters of congratulation and appreciation sent to Brooke, mainly letters of appreciation from colleagues, 1940-1941, including Lt Gen Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Maj Gen Bernard Law Montgomery and Col Ronald Stanyforth; letters from Gen Ronald Forbes Adam and FM William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood of Anzac and of Totnes, congratulating him on the award of his KCB, Jun 1940; letters congratulating him on his appointment as Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, Jul 1940; letters, Nov-Dec 1941, congratulating him on appointment as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, notably from Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, 18 Nov 1941.

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ALANBROOKE: 8/4/18-30

1942-1943

Letters of appreciation and congratulation sent to Brooke, including letters of appreciation from Maj Gen Sir Bernard Charles Tolver Paget and Lt Gen (Arthur) Edward Grasett, 1942; letter from US Adm Harold Raynsford Stark, Commander, US Naval Forces in Europe, 6 Nov 1942, congratulating him on success of operations in Egypt; letters of congratulation on award of GCB, Nov 1942; letter to Brooke from H E Burton, 20 Sep 1943, reminiscing about their service together in 50 Northumbrian Div, [1920-1923].

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ALANBROOKE: 8/4/31

1944

Letters and telegrams to Brooke and his wife Benita Blanche Brooke, congratulating Brooke on his promotion to Field Marshal.

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ALANBROOKE: 8/4/32-45

1944-1945

Letters of appreciation and congratulation sent to Brooke, including letter from FM William (Riddell) Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood of Anzac and of Totnes, 18 Jun [1944], congratulating him on the success of the Normandy landings; letters to Brooke from Birdwood and Maj-Gen Ernest Ord Lewin, 4 Aug 1944, expressing pleasure at public praise of Brooke by Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister; letters of congratulation on end of war in Europe, May 1945.

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ALANBROOKE: 8/4/46

1945

Letters and telegrams to Brooke congratulating him on his elevation to the peerage, Aug 1945, including letter from Adm Hon Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, 12 Aug 1945, enclosing 'Atomic reflections', typescript text by Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax on implications of development of atomic bombs. With letter to Brooke from Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, 8 Aug 1945, asking him whether he may recommend Brooke for elevation to the peerage in his resignation honours list.

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ALANBROOKE: 8/4/47-78

1945-1963

Letters of congratulation and appreciation sent to Brooke, including letters of congratulation on conferment of his Viscounty, OM, and KG, 1946, and his GCVO, 1953; letters and telegrams of appreciation on Brooke's retirement as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Jun 1946, notably from Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary; letters of appreciation from Maj Gen Sir Bernard Charles Tolver Paget, Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, and Gen Sir Alexander Wardrop, 1950-1959. With letter from Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 19 Nov 1954, concerning her research work on Brooke's biography; photocopies of messages sent by British Chiefs of Staff to US Chiefs of Staff on their retirement, [Dec 1945]; letters to Brooke from readers of Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's The Turn of the Tide (Collins, London, 1957) and Triumph in the West (Collins, London, 1959), objecting to comments about US commanders in Brooke's diaries, 1959.

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