Alanbrooke, Alan Brooke, Viscount, 1883-1963

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Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke (b. July 23, 1883, Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France-d. June 17, 1963, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, U.K.), Field Marshal in the British Army, was the foremost military advisor to Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II and is regarded as one of the chief architects of the Allies' victory. He was educated in France, and, after attending the Royal Military Academy, was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery. During World War I, this fluent French speaker served in France excelling in operations planning. As chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee during World War II, he took a leading role in the overall strategic direction of the war effort. This highly-decorated officer served as Chancellor of the Queen's University of Belfast from 1949 until his death.

From the description of Alanbrooke, Alan Francis Brooke, Viscount, 1883-1963 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580544

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Birth 1883-07-25

Death 1963-06-17

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