General Sir Claude Auchinleck at the conference of the War Correspondents at G.H.Q. 1941. - Reprint

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General Sir Claude Auchinleck at the conference of the War Correspondents at G.H.Q. 1941. Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck GCB, GCIE, CSI, DSO, OBE, nicknamed "The Auk", was a British Army commander during the Second World War. He was a career soldier who spent much of his military career in India, where he rose to become Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army by early 1941. In July 1941 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Middle East theatre, but after initial successes the war in North Africa turned against the British, and he was relieved of the post in 1942 during the crucial Alamein campaign. In June 1943 he was once more appointed Commander-in-Chief India, where his support through the organisation of supply, maintenance and training for Slim's Fourteenth Army played an important role in its success. He served as Commander-in-Chief India until Partition in 1947, when he assumed the role of Supreme Commander of all British forces in India and Pakistan until late 1948. He retired to the United Kingdom but at the age of 84 emigrated to Morocco, where he died at the age of 96. He was born on 21 June, 1884 and died on 23 March, 1981. people, men, General Sir Claude Auchinleck, British, Army commander, Commander-in-Chief, together, sitting, conference, War Correspondents, 1941

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