The Legacy of Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke

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The Legacy of Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke

By National Army Museum

Alan Francis Brooke (later 1st Viscount Alanbrooke) had a long and prestigious military career. Beginning his service in the Royal Artillery during the First World War (1914-18), he is perhaps best known for his crucial role in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940.

By the end of the Second World War (1939-45), he had been appointed Chief of the Imperial General Staff and promoted to the rank of field marshal. Yet, despite his wartime achievements, he remains a relatively unsung hero, especially when compared to contemporary figures like Churchill and Montgomery.

In this revealing talk, Julian Horrocks will shine a light on this forgotten figure of British military history. He will examine Alanbrooke’s strategy, leadership and personality, as well as his relationships with politicians and military leaders alike.

About Julian Horrocks

Julian Horrocks is a debut author with a lifelong passion for history, especially 20-century history. He is married with two daughters and lives in North Yorkshire

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