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Alanbrooke

(1982)
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"Alanbrooke," wrote General MacArthur, "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.

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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Hardback Editions

April 1982 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Alanbrooke
Author(s): Sir David Fraser
ISBN: 0-00-216360-8 / 978-0-00-216360-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Alanbrooke (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): David Fraser
ISBN: 1-4482-0506-9 / 978-1-4482-0506-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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December 1997 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: AlanBrooke
Author(s): David Fraser
ISBN: 0-00-638863-9 / 978-0-00-638863-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 1983 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Alanbrooke
Author(s): Sir David Fraser
ISBN: 0-600-20816-8 / 978-0-600-20816-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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January 1982 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Alanbrooke
Author(s): David Fraser
ISBN: 0-689-11267-X / 978-0-689-11267-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Alanbrooke
Author(s): David Fraser
ISBN: 1-5226-7469-1 / 978-1-5226-7469-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Alanbrooke
Author(s): David Fraser
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Alanbrooke
Author(s): David Fraser
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Alanbrooke (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): David Fraser
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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