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Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke (1883-1963), Field Marshal

Sitter in 31 portraits
Field-Marshal; Commander-in-Chief Home Forces (1940); Chief of the Imperial General Staff (1941); Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (1941-5). Churchill's principal military adviser from 1941, Alanbrooke was an adroit liaison between British and American military and political leaders, responsible for a large part of the strategic planning of the Normandy invasions of 1944.