Field Marshal Alanbrooke statue
Public Art : Field Marshal Alanbrooke statue
Sculptor: © Ivor Roberts-Jones, RA (November 2, 1913
– December 9, 1996)
Description: A life size bronze statue of Field
Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO & Bar (23 July 1883 – 17 June
1963) the Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the Second World War.
Cast by : Meridian London
Date Unveiled: 1993
Location: The Allan Brooke statue is located outside
the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, London, England.
Field Marshal The Viscount Alanbrooke
Chief of the Imperial General Staff, KF, GCB, OM, GOVO, DSO
Master of Strategy
Master Gunner, St James's Park, 1946 - 1956
Ivor Roberts-Jones, CBE, RA
Cast by Meridian London
So who was Field Marshal Alanbrooke?
Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke was Chief of the Imperial General Staff for most of the Second World War and
was Prime Minister Winston Churchill's go to man. In fact it was the portly Prime Minister who went to him in his
dressing gown and slipper to beg to Alanbrooke to take the post because neither he nor the country could manage
without him. Despite this, Churchill failed to give him the public credit he was due . However, it didn't all go
unnoticed, the Americans recognised Alanbrooke's brilliant defensive and attacking tactics believing he did
more than any man in uniform to defeat the Germans thanks to his master of strategy.
Things You May Not Know About Field
Marshal Alanbrooke's statue:
Ironically, the sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones was commissioned
to do both Sir Winston Churchill and Field Marshal
Lord Alanbrooke's statue.... the two could not stand each other.
Acknowledgements: A special thank you
to Robyn from Head Set Hairdressers for kindly providing the photograph.