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The Auk at 90


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If Auchinleck had not been the man he was - and by that I mean the best Allied General in North Africa during the war - Rommel would have finished the Eighth Army off. - GENERAL BAYERLEIN, Rommel's Chief of Staff.
Field-Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck is 90 this month. He held his first command in Tibet in 1906. He was Commander-in-Chief in the Middle East for the crucial year of 1941-1942, halted the German advance across North Africa and was sacked by Churchill two months before El Alamein. After the war he was appointed C-in-C of the Indian Army and supervised Partition in 1948. He has never written his memoirs and has never before publicly expressed his opinions of Churchill and Montgomery.
David Dimbleby went to see him in Morocco, where he now lives. 'I never wanted to enter into controversy with Montgomery after the war. He's made his views clear. History will get it right in time.'


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