Claude Auchinleck

Claude Auchinleck

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A rare original vintage 1959 index card, clearly signed and dated in ink by Claude Auchinleck FM


From the wonderful Michael Pinchbeck collection. This amazing collection consisted of over 2000+ music / entertainment / sport / politics & pioneers autographs on index cards / books / letters & photographs. All obtained in-person and through the post by him for 50+ years between the 1950s-1990s. The majority are dedicated to him and date stamped. As part of his archiving, there are numerous letters that help support the history and provenance of his lifetime dedication to the hobby of autograph collecting. Date notation is May 5th 1959. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   


11x9cm Index Card




About Claude Auchinleck

Claude Auchinleck

FM SIR CLAUDE AUCHINLECK d1981. British Army commander during WW2. A career soldier who spent much of his military career in India where he rose to become Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army by early 1941. In July 1941 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Middle East Theatre, but after initial successes the war in North Africa turned against the British and he was relieved of the post in 1942 during the crucial Alamein campaign. In June 1943, he was once again appointed Commander-in-Chief India where his support through the organisation of supply, maintenance and training for William Slim's Fourteenth Army played an important role in its success. He served as Commander-in-Chief India until the Partition in 1947 when he assumed the role of Supreme Commander of all British forces in India and Pakistan until late 1948. He died in Morocco aged 96 on March 23rd 1981


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