Grand Officers of the Order of the Crown (Belgium): Alexander Godley, Algernon Maudslay, Alphonse Berns, Anand Panyarachun, Andre Berger, Brian Horroc

9781156024195: Grand Officers of the Order of the Crown (Belgium): Alexander Godley, Algernon Maudslay, Alphonse Berns, Anand Panyarachun, Andre Berger, Brian Horroc
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 55. Chapters: Alexander Godley, Algernon Maudslay, Alphonse Berns, Anand Panyarachun, André Berger, Brian Horrocks, Cristian Preda, Cyril Hurcomb, 1st Baron Hurcomb, Ernest King, Francis Lloyd (British Army officer), Helmut Lotti, Jacques Brotchi, Jan Syrový, John Keir, John Monash, Kishan Singh of Bharatpur, K?z? Sat?, Mark W. Clark, Montagu Norman, 1st Baron Norman, Pablo Ricchieri, Peter Vanneck, Richard Nelson Gale, Sholto Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, Sir Robert Williams, 1st Baronet, of Park, Sisavang Vong, Stanis?aw Maczek, William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, William Massey, Wolfgang Schneiderhan (general). Excerpt: Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC (7 September 1895 - 4 January 1985) was a British Army officer. He is chiefly remembered as the commander of XXX Corps in Operation Market Garden and other operations during the Second World War. He also served in the First World War and the Russian Civil War, was a prisoner of war twice, and competed in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Later he was a television presenter, authored books on military history, and was Black Rod in the House of Lords for 14 years. In 1940 Horrocks commanded a battalion during the Battle of France, the first time he served under Bernard Montgomery, the most prominent British commander of the war. Montgomery later identified Horrocks as one of his most able officers, appointing him to corps commands in both North Africa and Europe. In 1943, Horrocks was seriously wounded and took more than a year to recover before returning to command a corps in Europe. It is likely that this period out of action meant he missed out on promotion; his contemporary corps commanders in North Africa, Leese and Dempsey, went on to command at army level and above. Horrocks' wound caused continuing health problems and led to his early retirement from the army after the war. Since 1945, Horrocks has been regarded by some as one of the most successful British generals of the war, "a man who really led, a general who talked to everyone, down to the simplest private soldier", and the "beau ideal of a corps commander". Dwight D. Eisenhower called him "the outstanding British general under Montgomery". Horrocks was the only son of Colonel Sir William Horrocks, a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Educated at Uppingham School, an English public school, he entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in 1913. His score was sixth-lowest of the 167 successful applicants for cadetships-even after the addition of 200 bonus points for an Officer Training Corps (OTC) certificate, which not all the other candidate

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