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Brooke, Alan Francis

Born: 1883 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Military Officer


1883 - Brooke was born in Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France on July 23, 1883.


1899 - Studied at the Royal Military Academy.


1914 - Joined Royal Artillery in France and was promoted as a Lieutenant-Colonel.


1938 - Commanded the II corps of the British Expeditionary Force.


1940 - Appointed to command the United Kingdom Home Forces.


1941-1946 - Appointed as Chief of the Imperial General Staff and was promoted to Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. He joined the Western Allies' ultimate command, the U.S.-British Combined Chiefs of Staff, in Washington D.C.. Became Baron Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, County Fermanagh and later as Viscount Alanbrooke.


1953 - After his retirement, he served as Lord High Constable of England during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.


1963 - Died on June 17, 1963.


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