Anderson, General Sir Kenneth, 1891-1959

A brigade and divisional Commander in the Dunkirk campaign, Anderson was appointed in 1942 to command the British 1st Army which was to undertake the invasion of North Africa under EISENHOWER’s command. He proved less than wholly successful in the post, or at least did not satisfy CHURCHILL’s and ALEXANDER’s exacting standards, and from June 1943-45 held inactive commands in Britain and East Africa.

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