General Sir Alan Brooke as CIGS, 1942
Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscoont Alanbrooke KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO & Bar (23 Julie 1883 – 17 Juin 1963) wis a senior commander in the Breetish Airmy. He wis the Chief o the Imperial General Staff durin the Seicont Warld War, an wis promotit Field Marshal in 1944. As chairman o the Chiefs o Staff Committee, Brooke wis the foremaist military advisor tae Prime Meenister Winston Churchill, an in the role o co-ordinator o the Breetish military efforts wis an important but no aaways well-kent contributor tae the Allies' victory in 1945. Efter retirin frae the airmy he served as Lord Hie Constable o Ingland durin the coronation o Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
His war diaries attractit attention for their criticism o Churchill an for Brooke's fortricht views on ither leadin figures of the war.