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Lecture on Sir Alan Brooke and Philip Terzian at IWP


Mr. Philip Terzian of The Weekly Standard joined IWP on April 26 to present on the decisive significance of George C. Marshall and Sir Alan Brooke. Both men contributed to the decisive ending of WWII by transforming Allied tactical gains into an evolving military grand strategy. Mr. Terzian declared this “leading from behind” with a positive connotation, in contrast to the tactical decisions of Patton or Bradley on the battlefield. Without the strategic thinking of Marshall and Brooke, Mr. Terzian sincerely doubted that the Allies could have achieved such a decisive Allied victory. While Patton and Bradley feature prominently in our memory of the war, Marshall and Brooke defined the course and conduct of the Allied forces.​