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General Sir Miles Dempsey

(1896—1969) army officer


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(1896–1969), British Army officer who was a staunch supporter of Montgomery and one of his ablest commanders. He commanded the 13th Infantry Brigade, which took part in the counter-attack at Arras during the fighting which preceded the fall of France in June 1940, and then covered the Dunkirk evacuation; Eighth Army's 13th Corps during the Sicilian and Italian campaigns; and Montgomery's Second Army in north-west Europe. He was knighted in 1944.

From The Oxford Companion to World War II in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Second World War.


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