Triumph in the West

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Triumph in the West

By Arthur Bryant
Doubleday, 1959
438 pp. $6.95
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This second volume of what are substantially Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke's wartime diaries covers the years 1943 to 1946. (First volume, "The Turn of the Tide," noted here October 1957.) Very valuable as first-hand evidence of how decisions were reached, and in giving the author's views at the time and later, it is often querulous in tone and sharply critical of other Allied commanders and political leaders.