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Post by Spirow Ewes » 02 Jan 2008 15:40

Steen Ammentorp wrote:Commander Charles Rafle Thompson, interesting person see: http://members.cox.net/ghgraham/charles ... n1895.html
Brigadier Vivian Dykes, Chief of the Combined Secretary of the Joint British Staff Mission in Washing ton
Lord Leathers, see previous page
Lieutenant-General Harold Alexander
John Martin, Principal Private Secretary to Churchill
Vice-Admiral Louis Mountbatten
Lieutenant-General Hasting Lionel Ismay
Harold MacMillan
Leslie Rowan, Private Secretary to Churchill
Brigadier Ian Jacob, Assistant Military Secretary to the War Cabinet
Unknown naval officer


Steen,

Maybe there's some mistake in the position of Lord Leathers in this picture.

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 02 Jan 2008 17:16

Spirow Ewes wrote:Steen,

Maybe there's some mistake in the position of Lord Leathers in this picture.


Sorry - You are absolutely correct. The correct order should be:

Commander Charles Rafle Thompson, interesting person see: http://members.cox.net/ghgraham/charles ... n1895.html
Brigadier Vivian Dykes, Chief of the Combined Secretary of the Joint British Staff Mission in Washing ton
Lieutenant-General Harold Alexander
John Martin, Principal Private Secretary to Churchill
Vice-Admiral Louis Mountbatten
Lieutenant-General Hasting Lionel Ismay
Lord Leathers, see previous page
Harold MacMillan
Leslie Rowan, Private Secretary to Churchill
Brigadier Ian Jacob, Assistant Military Secretary to the War Cabinet
Unknown naval officer

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Post by ttvon » 08 Jan 2008 08:49

Who is the general with Montgomery?
Someone thinks that he is General Major Frederick Morgan...
But I don't think so,because he doesn't look like Frederick Morgan...
Who is he?
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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 08 Jan 2008 17:31

Hi,

Can't say for sure. But I think that the general is one the two, with my preference for the first one.

I think it looks like Monty's brother-in-law Major-General Percy 'Hobo' Hobart. However the spectacles doesn't look the the ones that he wears on most pictures (too round), and perhaps he is a bit too slim in the face as well.

An other candidate could be, and this is purely out of my memory as the book I got with him is out of the house on loan at the moment, Major-General Claude Francis Liardet. Who, as I recall it, has a similar face and wore these kinds of spectacles. Can't find any pics of him online.

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Post by ttvon » 26 Apr 2008 01:07

a new finding.
Who is the British general?
the pic was taken at Berlin in July 1945.
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Post by Duchamp » 29 Nov 2008 21:50

Duchamp wrote:Who is the general with Alan Brooke?

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I think I've identified the general with Alan Brooke in this picture, he is Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Edward Nye, he was at that time Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff at the same time that Alan Brooke was Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and here you can see a picture to compare
http://www.unithistories.com/officers/b ... ye_AE.html

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Post by ttvon » 19 Nov 2009 11:12

Who is the man?
The soldier wears the scarlet dress uniform of an officer in The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, the senior line regiment of the British Army. The medals on his chest show that he is a veteran of World War One. He also proudly wears the Distinguished Service Order medal.

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Post by ttvon » 07 Sep 2010 12:57

Hi,
Who is the general in Nuremberg trials in 8 1946(when The Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King during his visit to the IMT in August 1946)?
Also who is the other man? USA?

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Post by Duchamp » 25 Sep 2010 12:34

I've found this picture of a british general and they said he was Alan brooke in 1944. I'm not sure, he looks alike but he seems older. What do you think?
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Post by ttvon » 26 Sep 2010 06:26

He is certain not Alan brooke.
The man in the pics is not a general, only a colonel.
Please look at his collar badge and epaulet carefully.

Also I think the two pics are coloured, not original colour pics.
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Post by Duchamp » 26 Sep 2010 14:20

You are right. I thought he was a general but looking carefully he is a colonel. I think the pictures are in color not colorized, the color doesn't look very well because they are stills from a video.

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Post by ttvon » 29 Sep 2010 14:29

ttvon wrote:a new finding.
Who is the British general?
the pic was taken at Berlin in July 1945.
He is Lewis Owen Lyne(1899-1970,Commander of the 7th Armoured Division)

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Post by ttvon » 04 Nov 2010 14:13

Hi,
Who is the Admiral?

The source is in the pic.

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 27 Jan 2011 13:10

The still image from the movie film is a bit blurred from the medal ribbons. Is the top left plain maroon or does it have a coloured edge, my monitor can't seem to get bright enough to see. If it could be the VC not DSO then he would be easier to narrow down I think. I am not sure about Alan Brooke because he looks to have aged a lot, but then again 5 years of war and stress will do that!
The pic must be mid to late 1944 because he is wearing the 1939 to 43 star ribbon which was not issued out until then.
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Post by ttvon » 26 Mar 2012 14:47

Hi,
Who is the British Air Vice Marshal with French Admiral Jean Louis Darlan in North Africa in 1942?
Attention: He shakes hands with Darlan by his left hand.
Thanks.
The source is in the pic.

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