General Sir Bernard Paget

(1887—1961) army officer

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(1887–1961), British Army officer who, as a maj-general, fought during the Norwegian campaign and extricated his troops with skill at the end of it. In 1941 he was appointed C-in-C South-Eastern Command, was promoted lt-general, and then succeeded Brooke as C-in-C Home Forces, a post he held until July 1943. He then formed and trained Twenty-First Army Group which fought in north-west Europe under Montgomery, a task Paget performed ably. He served as C-in-C Middle East Command from January 1944 to 1946. He was knighted in 1942.

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

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