BRIT A INS MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND HIS CHIEFS OF STAFF Photo British Official Responsibility for Britains defence was largely the task o f these four British leaders seen in the garden o f No. 10 Downing Street. They are (left to right) Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles F . A .Portal G .C.B D .O.M.S. .C .Chief of Air Staff from October 51940 and formerly A .C.O .-in-C .Bomber Command General Sir Alan F .Brooke K .C.B .S.O.D .appointed Chief o f the Imperial General Staff on November 181941 Mr. Winston S :Churchill Britain’s Prime Minister and Minister of Defence from May 111940 Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham G .C.B .S.O.D .First Sea Lord and Chief o f Naval Staff from October 41943 previously Naval C .-in-C .Allied Expeditionary Force North Africa and C.-in-C .Allied Naval Forces Mediterranean. Frontispiece
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