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Description - Alanbrooke War Diaries 1939-1945 by Alan Brooke Viscount Alanbrooke

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. 'An essential tool for students of the war...It is also to the credit of the editors, Alex Danchev and Daniel Todman, that we see beyond the fascinatingly personal to the truly historical' Alan Judd, Sunday Telegraph

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842125267
ISBN-10: 1842125265
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 138mm x 47mm)
Pages: 816
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Brooke Viscount Alanbrooke

Alex Danchev is currently Professor of International Relations at Keele University. He has held fellowships at King's College, London, St Antony's College, Oxford and the Wilson Center in Washington DC.