Crerar, Henry Duncan Graham

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Crerar, Henry Duncan Graham

(krēr`är), 1888–1965, Canadian general in World War II. He fought in World War I and later headed the Royal Military College. In 1940 he was made chief of the Canadian general staff. In 1941 he was given command of the Canadian 2d Division Overseas; in 1944 he became commander of the 1st Canadian Corps and was made a full general, serving with distinction during the campaigns in Europe.
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Vokes' Corps commander, General Harry Crerar, offered a very limited and conditional endorsement of Vokes's abilities as a divisional CO: "Vokes has certainly reached his ceiling but, provided he is told very clearly what he is to do, and is guided, in his actions, from above, can be regarded as fit for the responsibilities of his appointment.
Here, the focus is the relationship between General Harry Crerar and his British superior, Field Marshal Montomery.
General Harry Crerar was always photographed in an immaculate parade ground uniform, even when commanding a fighting unit.
Up until this year however, you wouldn't have been able to find a biography of one of our most controversial and formidable military leaders--General Harry Crerar, commander of the First Canadian Army during World War II.
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