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Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891-1969), Field Marshal

Sitter in 46 portraits
Soldier and Governor General of Canada. In the First World War, Alexander commanded a battalion on the Western Front, winning the MC in 1915 and the DSO in 1916. With Montgomery he supervised the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. He became Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, in 1942 and helped to achieve victory in North Africa (1943). After the War, Alexander was appointed Governor General of Canada. He was made an earl on his return to Britain in 1952 and became Minister for Defence (1952-4).

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Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

by Paul Laib
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1946
NPG x39378

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Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

by Paul Laib
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1946
NPG x39379

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Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1946
NPG x2561

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Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1946
NPG x2564

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Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1946
NPG x2565

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