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The author of the book: David Fraser
ISBN: 0002163608
ISBN 13: 9780002163606
Language: English
Edition: Collins
Date of issue: 1982
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First published in 1982, this is the story of 'Alanbrooke,' of whom General MacArthur wrote, 'is undoubtedly the greatest soldier that England has produced since Wellington.' He fought with the artillery in the First World War, had a brilliant career as a peacetime soldier, and conducted his Corps with exemplary calm and courage in the retreat to Dunkirk. In November 1941 Churchill selected him as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and from that moment he became indispensable in Whitehall, the one man who could never be spared for the more spectacular feats of war on the battlefield which he longed to undertake.

Alanbrooke was the master strategist of the British military effort. His partnership with Churchill - the statesman's imagination and inspired energy perfectly complementing the soldier's clarity of mind and unflinching realism - was often turbulent, yet endlessly fruitful. Under his chairmanship the Chiefs of Staff became the most efficient machine for the conduct of war which Britain, perhaps the world, had ever seen. His influence in the shaping of global strategy was immeasurable.

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Ebook Alanbrooke read Online! General Sir David William Fraser, OBE (1962), KCB (1973)[1], GCB (1980), (born 30 December 1920) Vallenders, Isington, Alton, Hants, the only surviving son of Brigadier, The Honourable William Fraser (1890-1964) D.S.O., M.C., who was the military attaché at Paris, France, 1938-1939 when the Second World War begun. Sir David was educated at Eton and Christ Church college in the University of 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 Second World War with the Guards Armoured Division, later in North West Europe, ending the war in the rank of Major. In 1947 he married Anne Balfour-Fraser, a descendants of William I, but they divorced in 1952.

He was intimately involved afterwards in the crises in Suez, and Cyprus, and saw service in the Malaya emergency.

He is a past Major-General in the Grenadier Guards Regiment. Sir David served in the British Army, including as Vice Chief of the General Staff during 1972-74 in the rank of Lieutenant-General, until 1980. He is a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction. Sir David is known to the British Army as "Razor Fraser".


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