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A programme to mark the retirement of General
Alfred Maximilian Gruenther from the post of Supreme Allied Commander, Europe with a prologue by Lord Ismay,
Secretary-General of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organisation and an epilogue by General Alfred M. Gruenther
Storyteller. Stanley Maxted
Roger Snowdon , Middleton Woods The programme written and produced by John Bridges


Unknown: Alfred Maximilian Gruenther
Unknown: General Alfred M. Gruenther
Unknown: Storyteller. Stanley Maxted
Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Unknown: Middleton Woods
Produced By: John Bridges
Mr Gruenther the General's father: Howard Marion-Crawford
Alfred, the Generala boy: Richard Bellaera
Homer, his brother: Michael Walker
Mrs Gruenther, the General's mother: Mavis Villiera
Commanding Officer: Robert Henderson
General Bedell Smith: Robert Henderson
' Commanding Officer's wife: Elaine Dundy
Bridge Club chairman: MacDonald Parke
Mrs Harrison, chairman's partner: Angela Wood
Mrs Gruenther, the General's wife: Bessie Love
Personnel Officer: Alan Tilvern
Generals MacNair and Clark: Jon Farrell
General Eisenhower: Guy Kingsley Poynter
British Staff Officers:: Robert Bernal
British Staff Officers:: Noel Johnson

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