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Hastings Ismay

SurnameIsmay
Given NameHastings
Born21 Jun 1887
Died17 Dec 1965
CountryUnited Kingdom
CategoryMilitary-Ground
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseHastings Lionel Ismay was a Sandhurst educated soldier. He was posted to India and then fought in Somaliland against Mohammed bin Abdullah until 1920. After various staff positions, he became the military secretary to Lord Willingdon of India in 1931. By 1938, he was the Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defense. During WW2, Ismay was Prime Minister Winston Churchill's chief of staff, accompanying him on several conferences. He retired from the British Army in 1946 and was made a baron in Jan 1947 and later a lord. He served under Lord Mountbatten of Burma as his chief of staff and then was made Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. In 1952, he became the first Secretary General of NATO.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2006

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Hastings Ismay Timeline

21 Jun 1887 Hastings Ismay was born.
15 Apr 1943 Major General Hastings Ismay reported to Prime Minister Winston Churchill on German experiments with rockets.
17 Dec 1965 Hastings Ismay passed away.

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President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill confer with the Combined Chiefs of Staff during the Casablanca Conference at Roosevelt’s Dar es Saada villa in Casablanca, French Morocco, 18 Jan 1943.Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Hastings Ismay, and Louis Mountbatten at ChurchillFranklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and others at the White House during Trident Conference, Washington DC, United States, 24 May 1943Louis Mountbatten, John Dill, Hastings Ismay, Ernest King, Henry Arnold, William Leahy, Kenneth Stuart, Percy Nelles, and George Marshall at Château Frontenac during Quebec Conference, Canada, Aug 1943
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President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill confer with the Combined Chiefs of Staff during the Casablanca Conference at Roosevelt’s Dar es Saada villa in Casablanca, French Morocco, 18 Jan 1943.
See all 7 photographs of Hastings Ismay




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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944