Triumph in the West: A History of the War Years Based on the Diaries of Field-Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff by Arthur Bryant - PDF and EPUB eBook

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This is a fascinating insight into the mind of a man who was key to the British war effort in the Second World War and yet...

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Triumph in the West: A History of the War Years Based on the Diaries of Field-Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Book author
Arthur Bryant
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
438 pages
Language
English
Published
August 19th 1974 by Greenwood Press
File size (in PDF)
1752 kB
Triumph in the West: A History of the War Years Based on the Diaries of Field-Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff

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This is a fascinating insight into the mind of a man who was key to the British war effort in the Second World War and yet hardly appears at all in most histories. Alan Brooke (Field Marshall Lord Alanbrooke) was the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (C.I.G.S.) from late 1941 through mid-1946. During those years (and during his service on the Continent prior to the collapse of the Allied efforts in France in 1940) he kept a daily diary of his experiences and impressions.

Alanbrooke was the primary strategist for the efforts of the British Army from the darkest days of 1940 and 1941 when Britain stood alone against the ascendant Axis powers, through the North African and Italian campaigns, and the invasion at Normandy and defeat of Nazi Germany. In that time he served as the cool, methodical, tactical and strategic counterweight to Churchill's impetuous desire to fight the Germans and Japanese wherever and whenever possible. Lacking in personal agendas and ambitions beyond serving his country, he is eclipsed in the histories by personalities like Churchill, Stalin, Marshall, Patton, Montgomery and others.

Yet the whole of the British war effort rested as much upon Lord Alanbrooke as it did upon Churchill himself.