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Field Marshal, First Viscount Alanbrooke

Field Marshal, First Viscount Alanbrooke

Born 23/7/1883, 131 years ago

Churchill's chief military advisor in WW2.  Born (and brought up) in France as Alan Brooke into the Irish aristocracy.  Entered the army aged 18 and served in Ireland and India and then in WW1, in ...

Person, Armed Forces, France, India, Ireland

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Captain Jack Oliver Cooper

Captain Jack Oliver Cooper

Died 23/7/1916, 98 years ago

Royal Flying Corps, killed in the Great War, aged 20, and commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial. From Hellfire: "Killed in action while carrying out a bombing raid on Epéhy Station, F...

War dead, War Memorial WW1

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Sir Henry Dale

Sir Henry Dale

Died 23/7/1968, 46 years ago

Physiologist. Born London.

Person, Medicine

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8th Duke of Devonshire, Spencer Compton

8th Duke of Devonshire, Spencer Compton

Born 23/7/1833, 181 years ago

Statesman. Born Lancashire. Previously known as the Marquess of Hartington, or in the gossip columns as Harty-Tarty. Close friend of Edward VII. Had a serious affair with Skittles in 1859 - 186...

Person, Politics & Administration, France

1 memorial

Michael Foot

Michael Foot

Born 23/7/1913, 101 years ago

Politician and journalist. Born Plymouth. Leader of the Labour party 1980 - 1983. Married to feminist film-maker and author, Jill Craigie (d.1999), who appears with him in our picture.

Person, Politics & Administration

3 memorials

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