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War Diaries 1939-1945
  • ISBN: 9781399601955
  • Pages: 832
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Binding: Paperback

War Diaries 1939-1945

Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke

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Alanbrooke was CIGS – Chief of the Imperial General Staff – for the greater part of the Second World War.

He acted as mentor to Montgomery and military adviser to Churchill, with whom he clashed. As chairman of the Chiefs of Staff committee he also led for the British side in the bargaining and the brokering of the Grand Alliance, notably during the great conferences with Roosevelt and Stalin and their retinue at Casablanca, Teheran, Malta and elsewhere. As CIGS Alanbrooke was indispensable to the British and the Allied war effort.

The diaries were sanitized by Arthur Bryant for his two books he wrote with Alanbrooke. Unexpurgated, they are explosive.

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