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Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke (1883–1963)

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The distinguished soldier and military strategist Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, was born in France and educated abroad and at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He joined the Royal Field Artillery in 1902 and served in Ireland and India before going to the western front in 1914. During the First World War, he rose to general staff officer. He commanded the 2nd corps of the British Expeditionary Force (1939–1940), covering the evacuation from Dunkirk and was Commander-in-Chief of the Home Forces (1939–1940).

Queen's University Belfast





oil on canvas


H 91.5 x W 76 cm

Accession number

QUB 61

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Inscription description

Phillips 1957


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