First published in 1982, this biography by a leading military historian and former general Sir David Fraser firmly establishes Alanbrooke in Britain's pantheon of great warriors. Alanbrooke was a master strategist, and his partnership with Churchill was of central importance to the Allies' victory.
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Born the son of Brigadier The Honourable William Fraser (1890-1964) DSO MC, who had been the military attache in Paris when the Second World War begun, David Fraser was educated at Eton College and Christ Church College, Oxford. He left school to enlist at earliest opportunity after the Second World War begun, and joined his father's regiment, the Grenadier Guards in 1940, serving for much of the War with the Guards Armoured Division, later in North West Europe, ending the war in the rank of Major. He was appointed General Officer Commanding 4th Division in 1969, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Policy) in 1971 and Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff in 1973. He went on to be British Military Representative to NATO in 1975, and Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1977 before retiring in 1980.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002163608
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002163608