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Gracey commanded 20 Indian Division during most of the Pacific War. Slim had known him before the war and during the Syria campaign, and he considered him a brilliant division commander, "Full of energy and ideas", who enjoyed great loyalty from his Indian and Gurkha troops.
Men are the most precious thing we've got. Use them with the greatest care.
Gracey led the British forces that entered southern French Indochina to disarm the Japanese following the surrender. Though
instructed to avoid becoming entangled in local affairs, he felt it
necessary to use his forces to maintain some semblance of order, which
ended up paving the way for the return of the French and the First Indo-China War.
||Staff, Western Command, India
||Commander, 2 Battalion, 3 Queen
Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles
||Assistant commandant, Staff
College Quetta, India
||Commander, 17 Indian Brigade
Indian Division, Burma
||Commander, Allied Land Forces French Indochina
||Commander, I Indian Corps
||Chief, General Staff, Pakistan
||Commander, Pakistan Army
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