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

Subject folders and related papers, dated [1952-1955]

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ALANBROOKE: 11/15-24

[1952-1955]

Subject folders compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on air cooperation, 1941; airborne forces, 1942-1945; French, Russian and Polish Allies, 1940-1945; FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck; William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook, 1st Baron Beaverbrook; British Expeditionary Force (BEF), 1914-1918; British Expeditionary Force (BEF), 1939-1940; Brooke's diaries and papers, 1906-1913.

10 folders


ALANBROOKE: 11/25-26

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), 1939-1940, compiled from official Cabinet Office documents and papers.

2 files


ALANBROOKE: 11/27

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's command of 2 Corps, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France and Belgium, 1939-1940, including lists of issues of Life magazine, May-Jun 1940, which include articles and photographs relating to the war in Europe; typescript copy of article entitled 'Fight to keep Dunkirk', originally published in Manchester paper, 7 Jun 1940; typescript copy of article by Ron Allen entitled 'The dash for Dunkirk', originally published in Royal Corps of Signals magazine Wire, Jul 1940.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 11/28

[1952-1955]

Cabinet Office Historical Section printed maps showing the position of British Expeditonary Force (BEF) units, France and Belgium, 5-30 May 1940, with covering letter from Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, to Brooke, 2 Nov 1955.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 11/29/1-27

[1952-1955]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's character, 1883-1939, including notes on interview with Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough, and his wife Cynthia Brooke, 1953 (CLOSED); notes on her visits to Pau and Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France, and School of Artillery, Larkhill, 1953; notes on interviews with Brooke and various friends and former colleagues, including Maj Gen William John Eldridge, Gen Sir Harold Edmund Franklyn, Lt Gen Edward Felix Norton and Mrs Sinclair, [1954]; typescript copies of extracts from letters to Long from former colleagues of Brooke's, including Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, ACM Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Brig Richard Percival Gatehouse, Maj Gen Arthur Alec Goschen, Brig Robert Courtenay Prance, Maj Gen Edward Henry Willis, [1952-1954]; copies of extracts from letter from Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar to Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund, [1952-1954]; notes on letters and diaries written by Brooke during his service in India, 1906-1913.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/30/1-60

[1952-1955]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's character, 1939-1954, including notes on her meetings with Brooke, [1954]; notes on interviews with Brooke's wife Benita Blanche Brooke and with his friends and former colleagues, including Col John Bevan, Michael Bratby, Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, AF Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Col Peter Earle, Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden, Maj Gen William John Eldridge, Maj Lionel Frederic Ellis, Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, Gen Sir Hastings Lionel Ismay, Maj Gen Sir (Edward) Ian (Claud) Jacob, 1st Baron Ismay, Maj Gen Gerald William Lathbury, Lt Gen Sir Wilfrid Gordon Lindsell, Capt Henry David Reginald Margesson, 1st Viscount Margesson, Adm Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Gen Sir Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget, Sgt G Parker, MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Peter Markham Scott, Mrs Sinclair and Lt Gen Sir Ronald Morce Weeks, [1954]; typescript copy of extracts from notes by Lt Col Ronald Stanyforth, [1952-1954]; typescript copies of extracts of letters to Long from family, friends and former colleagues, including Maj Nigel Aitken, Gen Sir Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, Joan Astley (née Bright), Maj F E Bardell, Cynthia Brooke, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough, Brooke's wife Benita Blanche Brooke, Mrs Bullard King, Gilbert Fabes, Maj Gen Arthur Alec Goschen, Maj Gen John Mather Kirkman, Private Lonsdale, Brooke's niece Sheelah Mulholland, wife of Rt Hon Sir Henry George Hill Mulholland, 1st Bt, [1952-1954], Maj F O B Newbury, Col [James Digby] Wyatt; copies of extracts from letter from Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar to Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund, [1952-1954]; typescript copies of letters from Brooke to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, 1940-1945, and Cynthia Brooke, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 5th Bt (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 1945; typescript copy of extracts from article in The Sunday Times, 27 Jan 1946, by Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/31/1-5

[1952-1955]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Chiefs of Staff Committee, 1941-1945, including notes on interviews with AF Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, Gen Sir Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Adm Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, [1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/32

1958

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1958, on role of Maj Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay as Deputy Secretary (Military) to the War Cabinet and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence, 1940-1946, based partly on notes made by Maj Gen Sir (Edward) Ian (Claud) Jacob. With covering letter from Long to Brooke, 3 Dec 1958.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/33

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on organisation of British Chiefs of Staff, 1902-1945, and US and Combined Chiefs of Staff, 1939-1945, including typescript copy of extract from letter to Long from Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye, 25 Sep 1952; notes on interview with Gen Sir Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, [1952-1954]; notes from draft of planning monograph written for War Office by Col Robert Henriques, [1946].

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 11/34

[1952-1958]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, [1952-1958], on British and Allied organisation for the higher direction of war, 1940-1945, including notes on Strategic planning for coalition warfare, 1941-1942 by Maurice Matloff and Edwin Marion Snell (Washington, 1953); notes on role played by Henry Lewis Stimson, US Secretary of War, in formulating Allied strategy during World War Two, 1942-1943, and on British organisation for the high direction of war, 1943-1945. With related letters from Long to Brooke and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 1955.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 11/35/1-14

[1952-1955]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Prime Minister, 1941-1945, including notes on interviews with Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden (CLOSED); notes on interview with Col John Bevan, Col Peter Earle, Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, Gen Sir Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Capt Henry David Reginald Margesson, 1st Viscount Margesson, Lt Gen Sir Ronald Morce Weeks, [1954]; typescript copies of extracts from letters to Mrs Long from Maj Gen [Robert Hall] Allen and Maj Gen Sir (Edward) Ian (Claud) Jacob, [1952-1954]; typescript copies of extracts from letters from Brooke to Cynthia Brooke, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 5th Bt, (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 1942-1945, and to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, 1942-1943; typescript copy of transcript of [German propaganda radio broadcast], Friesland, Netherlands, 1942, recorded by BBC Monitoring Service.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/36

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on interview with Lt Gen Edward Felix Norton on coordination of arms and services, 1917.

1 item


ALANBROOKE: 11/37

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on interview with AF Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope.

1 item


ALANBROOKE: 11/38

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on interview with Gen Sir Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget on Brooke's search for Corps and Army commanders, 1940-1945.

1 item


ALANBROOKE: 11/39/1-2

[1952-1955]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on FM Sir John (Greer) Dill including notes on interviews with Col Peter Earle and Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, [1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/40

[1952-1955]

Typescript copy of extract from letter to Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, from Maj Gen Sir Edward Montagu Campbell Clarke, [1952-1954] on equipment of the Army, 1938.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/41

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on interview with Gen Sir Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget on Gen Dwight David Eisenhower.

1 item


ALANBROOKE: 11/42

[1952-1955]

Typescript copies of speeches made by Brooke on Empire defence at Royal Empire Society, 6 Nov 1946, and Ulster Unionist Council lunch, 1949.

1 item


ALANBROOKE: 11/43

[1952-1955]

Subject folder by Marian C Long on enemy propaganda, including typescript copies of extracts from transcripts of [German propaganda radio broadcasts], 1940-1942, recorded by BBC Monitoring Service.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/44/1-3

[1952-1955]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's family history, including notes on Brooke and Bellingham families, [1953], with covering letter to Maj Basil Brooke; account of the history of the Brooke family, written for Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant by [Maj] Basil Brooke, [1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/45/1-13

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's family life, 1883-1954, including notes on interview with Brooke, [1954]; account of her visit to Bagnères de Bigorre and Pau, France, 1953; notes on interview with Mrs Sinclair; typescript copies of extracts from letters to Long from Brooke's friends and family, [1952-1954], including Maj Basil Brooke, Mrs Maude Butler, Maj Gen Arthur Alec Goschen and Mrs E M Johnstone (née Newell); typescript copy of translation of article by Brooke's father Sir Victor Brooke, [1890], printed in French newspaper, Feb 1947; copies of letters from Brooke to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, 1941, and Cynthia Brooke, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 5th Bt (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 1940-1946.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/46/1-2

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on the French Army, 1939-1940, including notes on interview with Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall, [1954]; copy of extract from The role of General Weygand by French Gen Maxime Weygand, translated by Capt John Helias F McEwen (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1948).

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/47

[1954]

Typescript copies of extracts relating to Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, as Commander-in-Chief of British Expeditionary Force (BEF), 1939-1940, from Arms and the men by Ian Hay (pseudonym for John Hay Beith) (HMSO, London, 1950).

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ALANBROOKE: 11/48/1-23

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's hobbies, including notes on interviews with Brooke and friends and colleagues, [1954], notably Maj Gen Robert Hall Allen, Col John Bevan, Michael Bratby, Maj Gen William John Eldridge, Maj Gen Gerald William Lathbury and Peter Markham Scott; typescript copies of extracts of letters to Mrs Long from Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, Gilbert Fabes, Brig Richard Percival Gatehouse, Maj Gen John Mather Kirkman, Lt Col John Lionel Philips, Maj Gen Edward Henry Willis, [1952-1954]; typescript copies of letters from Brooke to Cynthia Brooke, wife of Brooke's nephew Sir Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 5th Bt (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough), 1944-1945, and to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken; typescript copies of extracts from letters from Canadian Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar to Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund, [1954]; notes on letters and diaries written by Brooke during his service in India, 1906-1913; typescript copy of Brooke's notes for his speech at the opening of the Second Country Life Exhibition of Wild Life Photography, 20 Mar 1950.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/49/1-7

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's command of Home Forces, 1940-1941, including notes on interviews with Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg and Lt Gen Sir William Gordon Lindsell, [1954]; typescript copy of extract from letter to Long from Maj H Harding Brown, [1954]; typescript 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), 1940; extracts from transcripts of [German propaganda radio broadcasts], 1940, recorded by BBC Monitoring Service; typescript copies of extracts from notes by Lt Col Ronald Stanyforth, [1952-1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/50/1-3

1952-1954

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke and the infantry, 1934-1937, including copy of memorandum by Gen Sir Cyril John Deverell, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, from War Office file, 1937; copies of extracts from War Office files on Infantry Brigadiers' Conference, 1935; notes on interview with Maj Gen Edward Felix Norton, [1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/51

1952-1954

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke and Ireland, including notes on photographs of Brooke taken by Maj Gen Edward Felix Norton during their service in Ireland, 1903-1906.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/52-53

1954

Typescript copies of letters from Brooke to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, 1940-1945, and to Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough, and his wife Cynthia Brooke, 1940-1954.

2 folders


ALANBROOKE: 11/54/1-2

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on operations in Middle East, 1941-1942, including notes on interviews with Brooke and Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, [1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/55/1-3

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, including notes on interviews with Maj Gen Gerald William Lathbury, Adm Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Gen Sir Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget, [1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/56

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's role in the invasion of North Africa, 1942, including notes on interview with Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, [1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/57/1-2

1954

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke and the press, including copy of Brooke's notes for his speech at the unveiling of portrait of Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill at the Junior Carlton Club, 19 Dec 1950, with copy of related article from The Daily Telegraph, 20 Dec 1950.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/58/1-3

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's relations with the Royal Air Force, 1916-1945, including typescript copies of extracts from War Office files on operations of Canadian Corps, 1916-1917; notes on interview with Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, [1945]; typescript copy of extract from letter to Long from ACM Hugh Caswell Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, [1952-1954].

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/59

[1954]

Typescript copy of letter from Brooke to Maj Nigel (Woodford) Aitken, 9 Jul 1943, describing his first meeting with US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/60

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Allied shipping situation, 1941.

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ALANBROOKE: 11/61/1-5

[1952-1955]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's speeches, including typescript copy of extract from letter to Long from Maj Gen Arthur Alec Goschen, [1952-1954]; typescript copies of speeches by Brooke to Royal Empire Society, 1946, at Ulster Unionist Council luncheon, Belfast, 18 Feb 1949, Second Country Life Exhibition of Wildlife Photography, 1950, and on unveiling portrait of Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill at Junior Carlton Club, 1950.

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/62

[1952-1955]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on role of Henry Lewis Stimson, US Secretary of War, in the formulation of Allied strategy, 1942-1943.

1 item


ALANBROOKE: 11/63

[1952-1955]

Typescript copy of extract from letter to Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, from Lt Gen Sir John Brown, [1952-1954], concerning Brooke's views on the Territorial Army, 1939


ALANBROOKE: 11/64/1-8

[1954]

Subject folder compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke and the War Office, 1941-1946, including notes on interviews with Maj Gen William John Eldridge, Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, Col R Henriquez, Capt Henry David Reginald Margesson, 1st Viscount Margesson, Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye, Lt Gen Sir Ronald Morce Weeks, [1954]; typescript copy of extracts from letter to Mrs Long from Col [James Digby] Wyatt, [1952-1954]; typescript copy of extracts from Arms and the men by Ian Hay (pseudonym for John Hay Beith) (HMSO, London, 1950).

1 folder


ALANBROOKE: 11/65

[1954]

Notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on interview with Lt Gen Sir Ronald Morce Weeks, [1954].

1 item


ALANBROOKE: 11/66-74

[1954]

Various loose notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, including notes on Eight years overseas by FM Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson of Libya and Stowlangtoft (Hutchinson and Co, London, 1950; typescript copy of extract from letter to Long from Brooke's niece, Sheelah Mulholland, wife of Rt Hon Sir Henry George Hill Mulholland, 1st Bt, 1954; notes on the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), 17-18 May 1940, including comments made by Brooke; typescript copy of 'Fight to keep Dunkirk', article from Manchester paper, 7 Aug 1940; list of issues of Life magazine which include reports and photographs of war in Europe, May-Jun 1940; note on her impressions of Brooke; notes on interview with Brooke's wife Benita Blanche Brooke, [1954]; copy of letter to Long from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, 1955.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 11/75-88

[1952-1955]

Subject folders compiled by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, on Brooke's family background; his character; interview with Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough and his wife Cynthia Brooke (CLOSED); letters from Brooke to Basil (Stanlake) Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough and his wife Cynthia Brooke; Brooke's hobbies; his speeches, 1946-1950; Gen Maxime Weygand, May-Jun 1940; France, 1939-1940; Canadian forces, 1917-1946; air support, 1938-1942; Allied co-operation, 1939-1945; Chiefs of Staff, 1939-1945; armoured divisions and tanks, 1914-1945; Royal Artillery, 1902-1939.

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