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Sir Claude Auchinleck (1884-1981), Field Marshal

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Field-Marshal. As Commander-in-Chief, Middle East (1941-2) Auchinleck halted Rommel's advance on Cairo. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, India (1943-7), and presided over the partition of the Indian army between India and Pakistan (1947).

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