John Dill

John Dill

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Field Marshal Sir John Greer Dill, GCB, CMG, DSO was a British commander in World War I and World War II. From May 1940 to December 1941 he was the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, and subsequently in Washington, as Chief of the British Joint Staff Mission and then Senior British Representative on the Combined Chiefs of Staff, played a significant role during World War II in the formation of the "special relationship" between the United Kingdom and the United States.Born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland in 1881, his father was the local bank manager and his mother was a Greer from Woodville, Lurgan. Always intended for a career in the services, Dill attended Cheltenham College and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. On 8 May 1901 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 1st battalion of the Leinster Regiment and was posted to South Africa to see out the Second Boer Warshow more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136577615
  • 9786136577616