World War, PROMOTIONS: Younger Blood

A youthful up-from-the-ranks soldier who began his military service as a buck private in World War I was last week within stepping distance of Britain's highest military post: Chief of the Imperial General Staff.

In a sweeping High Command shakeup, hailed by a jubilant press as a sure sign that "fighting days are here again," General Sir John Greer Dill, who will reach the retirement age of 60 Christmas Day, announced his own replacement as Chief of Staff by General Sir Alan Francis ("Wizard") Brooke, 58, Commander in Chief of Home Forces and...

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