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British - Request for Identification

Post by ttvon » 26 May 2007 12:31

Who are they?
What are their Rank?
What did they do?
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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 26 May 2007 14:07

First picture:
Standing left to right:
General Leslie Chasemore Hollis, Senior Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet
General Hastings Lionel Ismay, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence
Seated left to right:
Marshal of the RAF Charles Portal, Chief of the Air Staff
Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister
Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Browne Cunningham, Chief of the Naval Staff

Second Picture
Left to right:
Lieutenant-General Guy Simmonds, General Officer Commanding II Canadian Corps
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander in Chief 21st Army Group
Lieutenant-General Miles Christopher Dempsey, General Officer Commanding 2nd Army

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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 31 May 2007 12:37

When these excellent pictures were taken?

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 31 May 2007 15:30

Baron,

I think that the first one gives it selves ;-) being named 1945 5 7. The second one I believe is taken on the 12th of June 1944 on Churchill's one day trip to France.

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Post by Tom from Cornwall » 31 May 2007 19:41

I think the second photo was probably taken later - as I don't think that Simonds was in normandy that early. Perhaps on 20/21 July 1944?

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 01 Jun 2007 06:37

Tom,

You are correct. It can't have taken on 12th June as Tac HQ II Cdn Corps wasn't established in Normandy until the end of June 1944. My mistake.

I also think that your are correct about the dates. It was the trip that Brooke forced Monty to invite the PM on.

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Post by ttvon » 04 Jun 2007 02:12

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 04 Jun 2007 06:28

That would be Major-General Kenneth William Dobson Strong, Chief of Intelligence at SHAEF.

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Post by ttvon » 08 Jun 2007 03:39

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Post by Jack Nisley » 09 Jun 2007 12:56

I believe the one on the right is Field Marshal Alan Brooke again, the CIGS. On the left is Field Marshal John Dill, Head of the British Joint Staff Mission to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Brooke's predecessor as CIGS.

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Post by ttvon » 06 Jul 2007 02:46

Who is the general of UK between Bradley and Patton?
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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 06 Jul 2007 19:00

The British general is Major-General Sir Francis Wilfred de Guigand, Montgomery's Chief of Staff.

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Post by ttvon » 11 Nov 2007 06:35

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 11 Nov 2007 16:21

On q1 we have Marshal of the RAF Charles Portal and Admiral of the Fleet Dudley Pound. The general with Montgomery is Francis de Guingand, his CoS.

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Post by Duchamp » 15 Nov 2007 21:11

Who is the general with Alan Brooke?
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