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Scrapbook relating to Brooke's commands, 1938-1940

Scrapbook kept by Brooke, 1931-1940, mainly containing press cuttings relating to his service as Commander, Anti-Aircraft Corps, 1938-1939, General Officer Commanding, Anti-Aircraft Command, 1939, Commander, 2 Army Corps, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), 1939-1940, and Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, 1940. With additional loose papers, 1930-1940, including memorandum, 10 Jun 1940, to Brooke from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, Secretary of State for War, outlining his duties and responsibilities as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Troops in France; French Army memorandum on meeting between Brooke, French Gen Maxime Weygand, Commander-in-Chief, French Army, and French Gen Alphonse Georges, Commander of North East Front, 14 Jun 1940, to discuss possibility of establishing Allied bridgehead in North West France (additional copy at 6/2/58); draft of message sent by Brooke to Chief of the Imperial General Staff, reporting on his meeting with Weygand and Georges, 14 Jun 1940; summary of operations of British Expeditonary Force (BEF) in France, 1-18 Jun 1940, by Lt Gen James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall, 20 Jun 1940; draft of letter from Brooke to [War Office, Jun 1940], reporting on his visit to France, 12-19 Jun 1940, mainly his meeting with Weygand and Georges, 14 Jun 1940, and the withdrawal of remaining British Expeditionary Force (BEF) troops in France, 15-18 Jun 1940.

Edited copy diaries, 1941-1942

Notes for my memoirs', vol 5, consisting of annotated transcripts of his diary entries as Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, Oct-Nov 1941, and as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Dec 1941-Mar 1942. Includes list of contents.

Typescript edited copy diaries, 1939-1940

BEF: France and Flanders', vol 3 of 'Notes on my life', based on his diaries as Commander, 2 Corps, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), Oct 1939-May 1940, and General Officer Commanding, British Troops in France, Jun 1940. Includes list of contents and personal name index.

Edited copy diaries, 1946-1956

Notes for my memoirs', vol 20, covering his post-war life and career, 1946-1956. Mainly consists of list of engagements from his diary, 30 Jul 1946-30 Dec 1955, and list of business and other appointments held by him, 1946-1956.

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