World Battlefronts: ITALIAN FRONT: Field Marshal No. 8

For a mean job well done, slim, imperturbable General Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander, one of Britain's military best, won a new job, a marshal's baton. From the mud and frustration of Italy's stagnant front Alexander moved up last week to command of the Mediterranean Theater, became Britain's eighth field marshal of World War II.

Son of an Irish peer, Harrow and Sandhurst bred, Alexander epitomizes Britain's professional officer class. Cultured, athletic, politely indifferent to publicity, he has been content to fight two wars, let the honors fall where they may. Field Marshal (then General) Sir Bernard L. Montgomery...

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