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Alanbrooke

(ˈælənˌbrʊk)
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(Biography) Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount. 1883–1963, British field marshal; chief of Imperial General Staff (1941–46)
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The life work after he left the Army of FM Alanbrooke, the virtually unknown Chief of Imperial General Staff in WW2 under whom the British Army defeated Germany in WW2, was the building of the British Army Museum.
Indeed, British Colonel Allan Mallinson, a veteran of Operation BANNER (the British security forces' war against Sinn Fein-IRA) says in his analysis of the First World War, Too Important For The Generals, that the difference between the incompetent butchers of the First World War (Haig and Robertson) and the superb generals of the Second World War (Ulstermen Lord Alanbrooke and General Harold Alexander) is that Haig and Robertson were absolutely wed to doctrine while Alanbrooke and Alexander were able to adapt and adjust as the situation developed.
He has written several books, including The Holy Fox, Eminent Churchillians, Salisbury: Victorian Titan (which won the Wolfson Prize) Napoleon and Wellington, Hitler and Churchill, Waterloo: Napoleons Last Gamble, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900, Masters and Commanders: How Roosevelt, Churchill, Marshall and Alanbrooke Won the War in the West 1941-45 (which won the International Churchill Society Book Award), and The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (which won the British Army Military Book of the Year Award).
Things were different when I lived in (the long since demolished) Alanbrooke at the Halls of Residence while studying at Queens University.
WO1 Wood joined the Army in 1984, initially training at the Guards Depot in Pirbright, Surrey, before joining the Royal Artillery Alanbrooke Band in Dortmund the following year.
Field Marshall Lord Alanbrooke, one of Eisenhower's most dogged critics, confessed to his diary, "Ike made a wonderful speech and impressed all the hearers in the Guildhall including the Cabinet .
The Women of World War Two memorial was defaced with graffiti reading "F*** Tory scum", and protesters scaled statues of Field Marshals Alanbrooke and Slim while chanting "Tory scum".
Alanbrooke Road, Castlereagh, Belfast 816 9H8, County Antrim, UK
Even the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee, Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, gave the Dieppe Raid just fleeting remarks in his diary.
Over the last five years a consensus has developed that Britain is not very good at making strategy, and that this represents a fall from grace for a generation inclined to cite Churchill and Alanbrooke as evidence that once it was.
Police discovered the drugs on January 9 from a container at Alanbrooke Industrial Estate in Topcliffe, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
Police seized the drugs on January 9 from a container at Alanbrooke Industrial Estate in Topcliffe, near Thirsk.