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

Correspondence between Brooke, Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Bryant, Collins publishers and others, 1951-1966

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ALANBROOKE: 12/1

1951-1954

Correspondence relating to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's The turn of the tide (Collins, London, 1957), including letter to Brooke from Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Bryant, 9 Jan 1954, concerning future custody and use of Brooke's diaries and memoirs and Long's research notes; correspondence between Brooke and Bryant, Nov-Dec 1954, on Bryant's plans to write strategic history of World War Two based on Brooke's diaries and memoirs; correspondence between Brooke and Bryant, Dec 1954, on arrangements for sharing of author's royalties and other earnings from The turn of the tide; letter to Brooke from Maj Gen Richard Wakefield Goodbody, Director of Royal Artillery, 31 Dec 1954, concerning ownership of Long's research notes and arrangements with Royal Regiment of Artillery over proceeds of The turn of the tide and of proposed full-length biography of Brooke. With typescript copy of newspaper article by Bryant on Rt Hon Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Nov 1954. With letter to Brooke from Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, 30 Mar 1951, concerning official full-length biography of Brooke commissioned by Royal Regiment of Artillery, eventually published as Alanbrooke by Gen Sir David (William) Fraser (Collins, London, 1982).

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ALANBROOKE: 12/2

1955

Correspondence relating to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's The turn of the tide (Collins, London, 1957), including letter to Brooke from Maj Gen Richard Wakefield Goodbody, Director of Royal Artillery, 28 Jan 1955, concerning arrangements between Brooke and Royal Regiment of Artillery over proceeds of The turn of the tide; letters to Brooke from Bryant, Jan-Dec 1955, describing his progress with The turn of the tide; typescript drafts of Bryant's prelude, Jan-Apr 1955; typescript drafts and copies of press notices, Mar-Dec 1955; typescript notes by Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Bryant, Apr-Jun 1955, on British Army dispositions, 1941-1942, and War Cabinet and Chiefs of Staff Committee, 1939-1943; correspondence between Brooke, Long, Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling Lund and Maj Gen Richard Wakefield Goodbody, Director of Royal Artillery, Sep-Dec 1955, concerning future custody of Brooke's papers and Long's research notes and payment and future employment of Long; notes by Long on Bryant's draft of chapter 5, Jun 1955; letter to Brooke from Gen Sir Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget, 19 Dec 1955, concerning issue of CROMWELL alert to warn Army that German invasion of UK was imminent, 7 Sep 1940. With cutting of article on World War Two by Bryant from The Illustrated London News, 30 Jul 1955. )

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ALANBROOKE: 12/3

1941, 1956

Correspondence relating to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's The turn of the tide (Collins, London, 1957), including letter to Brooke from Bryant, 28 Jan 1956, enclosing typescript copies of letters from Brooke to FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, 1942-1946, mainly letters of congratulation and appreciation; letters to Brooke from Bryant, Jan-Dec 1956, describing his progress with The turn of the tide; letters to Brooke from Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Bryant, and Maj Gen Richard Wakefield Goodbody, Director of Royal Artillery, Jan-Dec 1956, concerning financing of Long's research work and custody and future use of Brooke's papers and Long's notes; typescript copies of letters to Bryant from Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg and Sir Norman Brook, Sep 1956, commenting on draft of The turn of the tide; letters to Brooke from Bryant, Nov 1956, enclosing Supplement to The London Gazette, 10 Oct 1941, and copies of letters to Bryant from Gen Sir Harold Edmund Franklyn, Robert Clive Bridgeman, 2nd Viscount Bridgeman of Leigh, AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Oct-Nov 1956, commenting on extracts from proofs of chapters 2 and 6; letters to Brooke from Collins publishers, Aug-Nov 1956, concerning design of publicity brochure and dust jacket; drafts of Bryant's acknowledgements and Brooke's foreword, Dec 1956. With letters to Brooke from Mark Bonham Carter, Collins publishers, Feb 1956, concerning manuscript about work of Special Operations Executive (SOE) in France, 1943.

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ALANBROOKE: 12/4

1957

Correspondence relating to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's The turn of the tide (Collins, London, 1957), including letter to Brooke from Collins publishers, 15 Jan 1957, enclosing promotional brochure for The turn of the tide; correspondence between Bryant, Brooke and Collins publishers, Jan-Feb 1957, about arrangements for launch of The turn of the tide at the Dorchester Hotel, London, 5 Feb 1957; texts of speeches given at the launch by Bryant and MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Feb 1957; letters to Brooke from Bryant, Feb 1957, commenting on press reviews; letters to Brooke from Doubleday and Company, Apr-Sep 1957, concerning publication of US edition; typescript copies of letters to The Times from Bryant and Alexander Henry Louis Hardinge, 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Feb 1957, and correspondence between Bryant and William Philip Sidney, 6th Baron De L'Isle and Dudley, Apr-May 1957, on comments in The turn of the tide on FM John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, De L'Isle's father-in-law; typescript copy of notes on The turn of the tide made by Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye, [May] 1957; transcript of interview between Bryant and C R Hewitt, recorded for US radio, 20 Feb 1957; correspondence and papers, Apr-Aug 1957, relating to libel action brought by Brooke and Bryant against Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd over article on The turn of the tide in the Daily Express, 8 Apr 1957; script of BBC radio programme on The turn of the tide, broadcast on 5 Jun 1957. With photocopies of agreement between Brooke and the Royal Regiment of Artillery, 22 Jan 1957, concerning publication rights to Regiment's proposed biography of Brooke and The turn of the tide.

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ALANBROOKE: 12/5

1958

Correspondence relating to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's Triumph in the West (Collins, London, 1959), including letters from Bryant to Brooke, Jan-Oct 1958, describing his progress with Triumph in the West; correspondence between Brooke, Bryant and Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Bryant, Jan-Jul 1958, concerning Chiefs of Staff organisation during World War Two, 1939-1945, and Chief of the Imperial General Staff personal files relating to disagreements over strategy in the Far East, 1944; letters to Brooke from Michael Gannon, military correspondence of The Evening News, Feb-Mar 1958, concerning a proposed series of articles on operations in France and Flanders, 1939-1940. With letters to Brooke from Collins publishers, Jan-Mar 1958, asking for permission for the quotation of extracts from The turn of the tide (Collins, London, 1957) in The silent victory by Duncan William Grinnell Milne (London Bodley Head, 1958) and notifying him of plans for the publication of a French edition of Bryant's The turn of the tide.

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ALANBROOKE: 12/6

1959

Correspondence relating to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's Triumph in the West (Collins, London, 1959), including letters from Bryant to Brooke, Jan-Jun 1959, describing his progress with Triumph in the West; letter from Marian C Long, research assistant to Royal Regiment of Artillery and Bryant, to Brooke, 8 Feb 1959, enclosing copy of her notes to Bryant on chapter 1; typescript drafts of Bryant's prelude and Brooke's foreword, Apr-May 1959; letters to Brooke from Collins publishers, Jul-Nov 1959, concerning photographs for promotional literature for the book and to accompany serialisations in The Sunday Times and Canadian news magazine Maclean's; letters to Brooke from Doubleday and Company, Mar-Aug 1959, concerning publication of US edition; promotional literature, [Sep] 1959; letters to Brooke from Bryant and BBC, Sep-Oct 1959, concerning television programme 'The Alanbrooke diaries', broadcast on BBC Television on 3 Nov 1959; letters to Brooke from Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Oct-Nov 1959, concerning passage in Triumph in the West mentioning letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Sep 1944, offering his resignation as Churchill's Chief of Staff; text of speech on Triumph in the West by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, at Institute of Transport lunch, 3 Nov 1959. With letters to Brooke from John Connell (pseudonym for John Henry Robertson), Jul-Oct 1959, asking for permission to quote extracts from The turn of the tide (Collins, London, 1957) in his biography Auchinleck (Cassell, London, 1959); letter to Brooke from Collins publishers, 17 Aug 1959, asking for his advice on [draft of] The papers of Hore-Belisha edited by Rubeigh James Minney (Collins, London, 1960).

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ALANBROOKE: 12/7

1960-1966

Correspondence relating to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's The turn of the tide (Collins, London, 1957) and Triumph in the West (Collins, London, 1959), including letters to Brooke from Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, Jan 1960-Mar 1963, mainly concerning press and public response to Triumph in the West (Collins, London, 1959) and letters of appreciation written to him and Brooke by Harry Ferguson; letters to Brooke from Collins publishers, Jan-May 1960, notifying him of charges for personal copies of Triumph in the West, and asking for permission for quotation of extracts from The turn of the tide in Swedish magazine; Practical Christianity, no 240, May-Jun 1966, including extracts from The turn of the tide.

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