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

Historical enquiries, 1946-1963

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Letters to Brooke from historians and writers, notably from Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, 9 Sep 1946, asking for details of action fought near Ypres-Menin road during retreat to Dunkirk, May 1940, with typescript account by Brooke, [1940], of operations of 2 Corps during retreat from Louvain to Dunkirk, May 1940; from Dr Forrest Carlisle Pogue, 28 Jan 1947, concerning organisation, administration and operations of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, 1944-1945.

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Letters to Brooke from historians and writers, notably from from Ian Playfair, Cabinet Office Historical Section, 22 Oct 1957, and from John Connell (pseudonym for John Henry Robertson), Jul 1959, concerning Lt Gen Bernard Law Montgomery's appointment to 8 Army, Aug 1942; from Capt Stephen Wentworth Roskill, RN, Cabinet Office Official Naval Historian, and AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Mar 1959, concerning Mountbatten's appointment as Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia, 1943; from Riley Sunderland, 30 Nov 1959, concerning US Gen George Catlett Marshall's attitude toward China during World War Two, 1941-1945.

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Letters to Brooke from historians and writers, notably from John N Hart, Jan-Feb 1960, asking for information about US Gen Joseph Warren Stilwell's service in China, 1942-1944; letter from Charles Burton Burdick, Associate Professor of History at San Jose State College, California, 22 Aug 1960, requesting information about British High Command's attitudes to Malta, 1940-1941; typescript comments by Brooke on Grand strategy...June 1941-August 1942 by J M A Gwyer and Sir James Ramsay Montagu Butler (London, 1964), vol 3 of official history of World War Two, and related letters from Gwyer, Butler, and Michael Eliot Howard, 1961-1962.


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