See biography by D. Fraser (1982); A. Roberts, Masters and Commanders (2009).
(born July 23, 1883, Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France—died June 17, 1963, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, Eng.) British military leader. He served in World War I and later became director of military training (1936–37) and an expert on gunnery. In World War II he began as commander of a corps in France and covered the Dunkirk evacuation. After serving as commander of the British home forces (1940–41), he was promoted to chief of staff (1941–46). He established good relations with the U.S. forces and exercised a strong influence on Allied strategy. He was promoted to field marshal in 1944 and created a viscount in 1946.
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Victory designed by committee; The second world war.(Masters and Commanders: How Roosevelt, Churchill, Marshall and Alanbrooke Won the War in the West)(Book review)
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