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

Notes made by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, and related papers, [1917]-1958

References on this page: ALANBROOKE: 11


ALANBROOKE: 11/1

[1952-1955]

File MCL 1: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's ancestry, childhood and early military service, 1883-1914, including notes on the Brooke and Bellingham families; notes on interview with Brooke's nephew Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough and his wife Cynthia Brooke, 1953 (CLOSED); notes on interviews with Brooke and Maj Gen Edward Felix Norton, 1953; typescript copies of extracts from letters to Long from Maj Gen [Robert Hall] Allen, Brooke's cousin Maude Butler, Lt Col John Lionel Philips and Maj Gen Edward Henry Willis, [1952-1954]; notes on her visit to Bagnères de Bigorre, France, 1953; notes on Brooke's letters to his mother, 1906-1913; account of the history of the Brooke family, written for Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant by [Maj] Basil Brooke, [1954]; typescript copies of article about Brooke in Bagnères de Bigorre local paper, Apr 1940, extracts from minutes of municipal council of Bagnères de Bigorre, May 1940, and texts of speeches given by local dignitaries during Brooke's visit to Bagnères de Bigorre, 1947.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/2

[1917], [1952-1955]

File MCL 2: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, [1952-1955], on Brooke's service with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France, 1914-1918, including notes on interviews with Maj Gen Edward Felix Norton and Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, [1952-1954]; extracts from letters to Long from Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken and Maj Gen Arthur Alec Goschen, [1952-1954]; notes on Brooke's letters to his mother, 1916; notes on War Office files on 18 Div Artillery operations, 1916, and Canadian Corps operations, 1917; copies of extracts from letter to Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund from Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, [1952-1954], from A short history of World War One by Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds (Oxford University Press, London, 1951) and from 'A history of the development of the British Artillery in France, 1914-1918', typescript text by Maj Stuart William Hughes Rawlins, [1918-1920]; typescript copy of 'The coming of the creeping barrage', article by Brooke from The Journal of the Royal Artillery, Apr 1931. With photograph of Brig Gen Edward Whipple Bancroft Morrison, General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, Canadian Corps, and his staff (including Brooke), [1917], with covering letter to Long from Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund, [1954].

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ALANBROOKE: 11/3

[1952-1955]

File MCL 3: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's life and career, 1919-1939, including extracts from letters to Long from Gen Sir Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, Lt Gen Sir John Brown, Lt Col Hugh Swinton Browne, Brooke's cousin Maude Butler, Maj Gen Sir Edward Montagu Campbell Clarke, ACM Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Brig Richard Percival Gatehouse, Maj Gen Arthur Alec Goschen, Mrs E M Johnstone (née Newell), Brig Robert Courtenay Prance and Maj Gen Edward Henry Willis, [1952-1954]; notes on interviews with Brooke, Maj Gen William John Eldridge, Gen Sir Harold Edmund Franklyn, Lt Gen Sir Wilfrid Gordon Lindsell, Maj Gen Edward Felix Norton, Sgt G Parker, Mrs Sinclair and Lt Gen Sir Ronald Morce Weeks, [1952-1954]; notes on her visit to School of Artillery, Larkhill, 1953; notes on War Office files, 1935-1939; notes on British War Production by Moisei Mikhail Efimovich Postan (HMSO, London, 1952) and on draft of The defence of the United Kingdom by Basil Collier (HMSO, London, 1957); typescript copy of letter from Brooke to Lt Gen Sir John Brown, 28 Jun 1939; typescript copies of extracts from letter to Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund from Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, [1952-1954], from Our armoured forces by Lt Gen Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel (Faber and Faber, London, 1945) and from War Office files on Infantry Brigadiers' Conferences, 1935-1937.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/4

[1952-1955]

File MCL 4/1: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on 2 Corps and British Expeditionary Force (BEF) war diaries and other official documents relating to Brooke's service as Commander, 2 Corps, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France and Belgium, May-Jun 1940, and his command of remaining British troops in France, Jun 1940.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/5

[1952-1955]

File MCL 4/2: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's service as Commander, 2 Corps, British Expeditionary Force, France and Belgium, Sep 1939-Jun 1940, and General Officer Commanding, British Troops in France, Jun 1940, including notes on interviews with Maj Lionel Frederic Ellis, Gen Sir Harold Edmund Franklyn, Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, Maj Gen Gerald William Lathbury, Lt Gen Sir Wilfrid Gordon Lindsell and Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall, [1952-1954]; typescript copies of extracts from letter to Long from Gen Sir Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, [1952-1954], from notes by Lt Col Ronald Stanyforth, [1952-1954], from The role of Gen Weygand by Maxime Wegand (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1948), and from letter to Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund from Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, [1952-1954]; typescript copies of letters from Brooke to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, Gen Sir John Greer Dill and Cynthia Brookeborough, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 5th Bt (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 1940; transcript of extract from [German propaganda radio broadcast], recorded by BBC Monitoring Service, 29 May 1940.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/6

[1952-1955]

File MCL 5: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's service as General Officer Commanding, Southern Command, Jun-Jul 1940, and Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, Jul 1940-Nov 1941, including notes on interviews with Brooke, Gen Sir Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget and Lt Gen Sir Ronald Morce Weeks, [1953-1954]; notes on General Headquarters Home Forces war diaries, 1940, and on draft of The defence of the United Kingdom by Basil Collier (HMSO, London, 1957); typescript copies of extracts from notes by Lt Col Ronald Stanyforth, [1952-1954], from Our armoured forces by Lt Gen Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel (Faber and Faber, London, 1945) and from letters to Long from Maj H Harding Brown and Brig Robert Courtenay Prance, [1952-1954]; typescript copies of letters from Brooke to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, Gen Sir John Greer Dill and Cynthia Brooke, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 5th Bt (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 1940-1941; typescript copy of extracts from transcripts of [German propaganda radio broadcasts], recorded by BBC Monitoring Service, 1940; notes on War Office files, 1941, on Select Committee on National Expenditure reports on tank production, 1942 and 1944, and on British War Production by Moisei Mikhail Efimovich Postan (HMSO, London, 1952).

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ALANBROOKE: 11/7

[1952-1955]

File MCL 6/1 vol 1: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's service as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1941-1946, including notes on interviews with Brooke, Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, AF Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Col Peter Earle, Maj Gen William John Eldridge, Rt Hon Sir James (Percy) Grigg, Gen Sir Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Maj Gen Gerald William Lathbury, Capt Henry David Reginald Margesson, 1st Viscount Margesson, Adm Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford and Lt Gen Ronald Morce Weeks, [1952-1954]; extracts from letters to Long from Maj Gen [Robert Hall] Allen, Maj Gen Sir (Edward) Ian (Claud) Jacob, P Lonsdale, Maj G F O B Newbery, Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye, Maj Gen John Mather Kirkman, Col [James Digby] Wyatt, [1952-1954], from notes by Lt Col Ronald Stanyforth, [1952-1954], and from letter to Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund from Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, [1952-1954]; copies of letters from Brooke to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken and Cynthia Brooke, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 5th Bt (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 1941-1945; extract from [German propaganda radio broadcasts], BBC Monitoring Service, 1941-1942; extracts from letters to Long from Maj Gen [Robert Hall] Allen.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/8

1954-1955

File MCL 6/1 vol 2: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on interviews with Rt Hon Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden (CLOSED) and Brooke's wife Benita Blanche Brooke, [1954]; notes on her own impressions of Brooke, 1943-1955.


ALANBROOKE: 11/9

[1952-1955]

File MCL 6/2: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's service as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1941-1946, and on his life and career, 1946-1954, including copies of letters from Brooke to Cynthia Brooke, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 5th Bt (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 1946; notes on interviews with Col Robert Henriquez, Col John Bevan, Lt Gen Sir Wilfrid Gordon Lindsell, Gen Sir Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget, Sgt G Parker, Mrs Sinclair, [1952-1954]; notes on War Cabinet and Chiefs of Staff organisation, 1939-1943; copy of extract from Arms and the Men by Ian Hay (pseudonym for John Hay Beith) (HMSO, London, 1950); copies of texts of speeches by Brooke to Royal Empire Society, 6 Nov 1946, at Ulster Unionist Council Luncheon, Belfast, 18 Feb 1949, on opening 2nd Country Life Exhibition of Wildlife Photography, 20 Mar 1950, and on unveiling of Churchill's portarait at Junior Carlton Club, 19 Dec 1950; extract from letters to Long from Joan Astley (née Bright), Maj Gen Arthur Alec Goschen; typescript copy of letter to Long from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, 1955; notes on letters in Chief of the Imperial General Staff semi official files, 1941-1943.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/10

[1952-1955]

File MCL 6/3A: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on official War Office documents relating to Brooke's service as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1942-1945, including notes on Army air requirements, 1942, the possibility of providing assistance to Polish resistance forces in Warsaw, 1944, and Brooke's visits to Middle East, India and Far East, Nov-Dec 1945.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/11

[1952-1955]

File MCL 6/3B: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on official documents relating to Brooke's service as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1941-1946, including notes on Chiefs of Staff and Defence Committee organisation from planning monograph prepared for the War Office by Col Robert Henriquez, 1953, on British War Production by Moisei Mikhail Efimovich Postan (HMSO, London, 1952), part of official history of World War Two, and on Select Committee on National Expenditure reports on tank production, 1942 and 1944.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/12

1948-[1955]

File MCL 7: notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on operations in Middle East, 1941 and South West Pacific, 1942, including notes on Gen Sir Robert Hadden Haining's papers as Intendant-General, Middle East, 1941; Despatch by the Supreme Commander of the ABDA Area to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the operations in the South-West Pacific, 15th January 1942 to 25th February 1942 (HMSO, London, 1948).

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ALANBROOKE: 11/13

1955 Jul

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on interview with Maj Gen Sir (Edward) Ian (Claud) Jacob, Jul 1955, mainly concerning organisation of Chiefs of Staff Committee and War Cabinet during World War Two, 1939-1945. With related letter from Long to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 14 Jul 1955.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/14

1954

Brief summary of Brooke's life and career, 1883-1954, by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant.

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