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Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke Interview Details May 5, 1961
Summary of Topics Covered:
Alanbrooke remembers his role as British Chief of Staff and his contacts with Marshall. He expresses his disappointment with the fact that Churchill had first offered him command of the Allied invasion of Europe before deciding that an American should have the command. He expresses some criticism of Eisenhower, principally for not strategically focusing Allied forces, but also notes that Eisenhower was probably a better choice than Marshall to command Allied forces.
Dr. Forrest C. Pogue recorded audio of this interview. The original tape and a digitized version are available from the George C. Marshall Research Library. Please contact the library to obtain a copy.
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