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Buchan, Alastair Francis (1918–1976), writer on strategic and international affairs  

Michael Howard

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Buchan, Alastair Francis (1918–1976), writer on strategic and international affairs, was born at 76 Portland Place, London, on 9 September 1918, the third son and the fourth and youngest child of John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir (1875–1940), and his wife, Susan Charlotte (1882–1977)...

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Cable, Sir James Eric Sydney Skelton (1920–2001), diplomatist and writer on naval strategy  

Eric J. Grove

Cable, Sir James Eric Sydney Skelton (1920–2001), diplomatist and writer on naval strategy, was born on 15 November 1920, at 132 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London, the elder son of Eric Grant Cable (1887–1970), then serving in the consular department of the Foreign Office...

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Cable, Sir James Eric Sydney Skelton (1920–2001)  

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Sir James Eric Sydney Skelton Cable (1920–2001) by unknown photographer, 1975 Universal Pictorial Press

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Colomb, Sir John Charles Ready (1838–1909), defence strategist and advocate of imperial federation  

John F. Beeler

Colomb, Sir John Charles Ready (1838–1909), defence strategist and advocate of imperial federation, second son of Lieutenant-General George Thomas Colomb (1788–1874), colonel of the 97th regiment, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Abraham Bradley King, bt, of Corrard, co. Fermanagh, was born on the ...

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Colomb, Sir John Charles Ready (1838–1909)  

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Sir John Charles Ready Colomb (1838–1909) by Bassano, c. 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wingate, Sir Ronald Evelyn Leslie, second baronet (1889–1978), imperial administrator and wartime deception planner  

Roger T. Stearn

Wingate, Sir Ronald Evelyn Leslie, second baronet (1889–1978), imperial administrator and wartime deception planner, was born on 30 September 1889 at 18 Campden Grove, Kensington, London, the elder surviving son of Sir (Francis) Reginald Wingate, first baronet (1861–1953), army officer and colonial governor, and his wife, ...

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Wintringham, Thomas Henry (1898–1949)  

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Thomas Henry Wintringham (1898–1949) by Haywood Magee, 1943 [during the Midlothian North by-election] Getty Images – Haywood Magee

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Wintringham, Thomas Henry [Tom] (1898–1949), socialist activist and military theorist  

Adrian Smith

Wintringham, Thomas Henry [Tom] (1898–1949), socialist activist and military theorist, was born on 15 May 1898 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, the third child of John Fildes Wintringham (1866–1940), a solicitor, and his wife, Eliza Mapson Workman (1868–1937). Both his parents' families were nonconformist in religion and in politics, and Gladstonian Liberalism was to prove a lasting influence. Educated at ...