Kenneth Anderson
British Army general
Kenneth Anderson
General Sir Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, KCB, MC was a British Army officer in both the First and Second World Wars. He is mainly remembered as the commander of the First Army during Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of Tunisia. He had an outwardly reserved character and did not court popularity either with his superiors or with the public. Eisenhower wrote that he was "blunt, at times to the point of rudeness".
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Edible Eggs Are Nutritious, Claims Study - TopNews New Zealand
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Researcher Dr. Kenneth Anderson, of North Carolina State University, has conducted a study on 500 eggs produced from various modes, testing them for their nutritional value. The sample eggs were taken three different times and were examined for the
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Uova: come la gallina viene allevata non fa la differenza - NEWSFOOD.com
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Questa la morale (scientifica) di una ricerca della North Carolina State University, diretta dal dottor Kenneth Anderson e pubblicata da "Poultry Science". Per cominciare, gli esperti hanno selezionato un campione di volatili: 400 galline,
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Vil ha høyere bud - Dagens Næringsliv
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Det ville være meningsløst å selge til det budet som er kommet nå, sier Kenneth Anderson, som er administrerende direktør i Stordalens investeringsselskap Home Capital, til DN. Ingen av aksjonærene har offentlig godtatt Aleres bud, som tar forbehold
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Egg quality school offered in Grafton - The Daily Grafton
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Extension poultry specialist Kenneth Anderson from North Carolina State University will be the lead A SARE-funded professional development grant is making the egg-quality schools possible. The cost to participate is $45, which includes reference
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New EPA rule could lead to rolling blackouts in Texas, PUC chairwoman says - Fort Worth Star Telegram
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PUC Commissioner Kenneth Anderson said Friday that the tight implementation schedule for the rule "will be impossible to meet" and urged that the state agency "file comments with the EPA asking them to, at the very least, extend the compliance deadline
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For Howrey Estate, Latest Batch of Bills Totals $440000 - The Am Law Daily
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As previously reported by The Am Law Daily, Howrey attorneys, including DC antitrust of counsel Kenneth Anderson, are continuing their push to secure a contract worth up to $15.5 million with the fledgling North Country Power Authority
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas, Mitchell Schnurman column - istockAnalyst.com (press release)
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"If we're short even three old coal plants, even if they're only [reduced by] 50 percent, we'd have rolling blackouts," Commissioner Kenneth Anderson said at a Texas Public Utility Commission meeting last week. "I don't know what the EPA administrator
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Ward K. Anderson - Sioux City Journal
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KIRON, Iowa -- Ward Kenneth Anderson, 86, of Battle Creek, Iowa, formerly of Kiron and Denison, Iowa, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Willow Dale Wellness Center in Battle Creek. Services will be 2 pm Monday at First Baptist Church in Kiron
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Myra Kraft funeral set for Friday - National Football Post
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Its leader, Dr. Kenneth Anderson, the Kraft Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has used it as the platform to do groundbreaking research in the area of multiple myeloma." "Earlier this year, Myra and Robert Kraft committed their
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Racine Sheriff Releases Name of Woman Found in Lake Michigan - Patch.com
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Kenneth Anderson was last seen at North Beach on July 4 and was reported missing by his family on July 5 when he didn't return home. Racine Police found Anderson on 6th Street and transported him to the hospital for treatment
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Police Identify Woman Found in Lake Michigan - Patch.com
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Kenneth Anderson was last seen at North Beach on July 4 and was reported missing by his family on July 5 when he didn't return home. Racine Police found Anderson on 6th Street and transported him to the hospital for treatment
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Do We Really Want to 'Share' Our Lives With Everyone? - Pajamas Media
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“No, not really,” is not only my answer but also that of Hoover Institute Visiting Fellow and American University Law Professor Kenneth Anderson. Writing on The Volokh Conspiracy under the headline, “The Personal Is Not the Political Is Not The
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Charles Kenneth Anderson - phillyBurbs.com
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Charles Kenneth 'Ken' Anderson, 78, of Lumberton Leas, died on July 8, 2011 from pancreatic cancer following a brief illness. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Henry Anderson and Bessie Ella (Austin). He is survived by his wife,
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Mount Pleasant Man Reported Missing from North Beach - Patch.com
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Kenneth Anderson, 22, of Mount Pleasant was reported missing at about 2:28 am July 5 by relatives concerned that he had not returned home. Anderson was last seen on North Beach in the City of Racine and
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Family a central theme at Bishop Patrick Ahern High School graduation - SILive.com
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By Staten Island Advance Bishop Patrick V. Ahern High School graduates James Horan, left, Melissa Vomero and Kenneth Anderson pose during commencement exercises. STATEN ISLAND, NY -- The three graduating seniors of Bishop Patrick V. Ahern High School
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Pace High School Honor Roll - Santa Rosa Press Gazette
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Heather Abbott, Jason Adams, Lillian Adams, Whitney Adams, William Adkinson, Justin Alexander, Ralph Allen, Savannah Allen, Brandon Amendt, Anastasia Anderson, Jordan Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Kyler Anderson, Tazman Anderson, Crystal Andrews,
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1959
    Age 67
    Died on April 29, 1959.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1949
    Age 57
    He was promoted full general in July 1949 when he was made a Knight of the Venerable Order of Saint John and retired in June 1952 and lived mainly in the south of France. His last years were filled with tragedy: his only son died in action in Malaya and his daughter also died after a long illness. Anderson died of pneumonia in Gibraltar in 1959.
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  • 1944
    Age 52
    On his return to Britain from Tunis he was initially given command of the Second Army during the preparations for the Normandy landings but the criticisms of Alexander and Montgomery (who in March 1943 had written to Alexander saying " it is obvious that Anderson is completely unfit to command any army" and later described him as "a good plain cook") had gained currency and in January 1944 he was replaced by Lieutenant General Miles Dempsey.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson was given Eastern Command, widely viewed as a demotion. His career as a field commander was over and his last purely military appointment was as GOC-in-C East Africa Command. After the war he was military commander-in-chief and Governor of Gibraltar, where his most notable achievements were to build new houses to relieve the poor housing conditions, and the constitutional changes which established a Legistative Council.
  • 1943
    Age 51
    Anderson was the first recipient of the American Legion of Merit in the grade of Chief Commander, for his service as First Army commander in North Africa; he received his award on 18 June 1943.
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    His rank of lieutenant-general was made substantive in July 1943 and he was advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in August.
    More Details Hide Details Honest and straightforward, he was blunt, at times to the point of rudeness, and this trait, curiously enough, seemed to bring him into conflict with his British confreres more than it did with Americans. His real difficulty was shyness. He was not a popular type, but I had a real respect for his fighting heart. Even his most severe critic must find it difficult to discount the smashing victory he finally attained in Tunisia.
    In May 1943 he secured his position further when Allied forces won victory and the unconditional surrender of the Axis forces, 125,000 of whom were German.
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    Alexander wanted to replace Anderson with Lieutenant General Oliver Leese, commander of XXX Corps of the Eighth Army, and Montgomery felt that Leese was ready for such a promotion, writing on the 17th of March, 1943 to Alexander "your wire re Oliver Leese.
    More Details Hide Details He has been through a very thorough training here and has learned his stuff well. I think he is quite fit to take command of First Army." Alexander later changed his mind, writing to Montgomery on the 29th of March that "I have considered the whole situation very carefully – I don't want to upset things at this stage." Anderson managed to hold on to his position and performed well after V Corps held off the last Axis attack during Operation Ochsenkopf.
    As Allied and Axis forces built up in Tunisia, 18th Army Group HQ was formed in February 1943 under General Sir Harold Alexander to control all Allied forces in Tunisia.
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    As further Allied forces arrived at the front they suffered from a lack of co-ordination. Eventually in late January 1943 General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean, persuaded the French to place their newly formed XIX Corps under Anderson's First Army and also gave him responsibility for the overall "employment of American troops", specifically U.S. II Corps, commanded by Major General Lloyd Fredendall.
    More Details Hide Details However, control still proved problematical with forces spread over 200 miles (320 km) of front and poor means of communication (Anderson reported that he motored over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) in four days in order to speak to his corps commanders). Anderson and Fredendall also failed properly to coordinate and integrate forces under their command. Subordinates would later recall their utter confusion at being handed conflicting orders, not knowing which general to obey – Anderson, or Fredendall. While Anderson was privately aghast at Fredendall's shortcomings, he seemed frozen by the need to preserve a united Allied front, and never risked his career by strongly protesting (or threatening to resign) over what many of his own American subordinates viewed as an untenable command structure. II Corps later suffered a serious loss at Kasserine Pass, where Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel launched a successful offensive against Allied forces, first shattering French forces defending the central portion of the front, then routing the American II Corps in the south. While the lion's share of the blame fell on Fredendall, Anderson's generalship abilities were also seriously questioned by both British and Allied commanders. When Fredendall disclaimed all responsibility for the poorly-equipped French XIX Corps covering the vulnerable central section of the Tunisian front, denying their request for support, Anderson allowed the request to go unfulfilled. Anderson was also criticised for refusing Fredendall's request to retire to a defensible line after the initial assault in order to regroup his forces, allowing German panzer forces to overrun many of the American positions in the south.
  • 1942
    Age 50
    His available force, at this stage barely a division strong, was engaged in late 1942 in a race to capture Tunis before the Axis were able to build up their forces and launch a counterattack.
    More Details Hide Details This was unsuccessful although elements of his force got to within of Tunis before being pushed back.
  • FORTIES
  • 1941
    Age 49
    He was given command of the 1st Infantry Division which was tasked with defending the coast of Lincolnshire before being promoted to lieutenant general in 1941 and given VIII Corps, then II Corps to command before becoming General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Eastern Command in 1942.
    More Details Hide Details In spite of his lack of experience in commanding larger formations in battle, Anderson was given command of the British First Army, replacing Lieutenant General Edmond Schreiber who had developed a kidney disease and was not considered fit enough for active service in the Army's planned involvement in Operation Torch. The first choice replacement, General Sir Harold Alexander, had been almost immediately selected to replace General Claude Auchinleck as Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) Middle East in Cairo and his replacement, Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery, was himself redirected to the Western Desert to command the Eighth Army, following the death of Major General William Gott. Anderson therefore became the fourth commander in no more than a week. Following the Torch landings, although much of his troops and equipment had yet to arrive in the theatre, Anderson was keen to make an early advance from Algeria into Tunisia to preempt Axis occupation following the collapse of the Vichy French administration there.
  • 1936
    Age 44
    Still as a full colonel in March 1936 he was appointed to a staff job (GSO1) in India and in January 1938 was appointed acting brigadier to command 11th Brigade which he trained hard, despite inadequate equipment.
    More Details Hide Details It was as commander of the 11th Brigade that Anderson saw service with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). When Major General Bernard Montgomery was promoted to command II Corps during the evacuation from France, the departing II Corps commander, Lieutenant General Alan Brooke chose Anderson to take command of Montgomery's 3rd Infantry Division. On returning to the United Kingdom after the withdrawal from Dunkirk Anderson was promoted to major general, and made a Companion of the Order of the Bath.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 38
    In 1930 Anderson was promoted lieutenant colonel and at the age of 38 he commanded the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforths in the North West Frontier, for which he was mentioned in despatches and, as a full colonel, went on to command the 152nd (Seaforth and Cameron) Infantry Brigade in August 1934.
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  • 1928
    Age 36
    Anderson graduated from the Staff College, Camberley, in 1928 following which he took a staff posting (GSO2) in the 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1920
    Age 28
    Anderson's inter-war career was active. He served as adjutant to the Scottish Horse from 1920–24, and was promoted to major during this posting.
    More Details Hide Details He attended the Command and Staff College course at Quetta, where he apparently did not do that well. His superior, Colonel Percy Hobart, thought it "questionable whether he had the capacity to develop much." Other staff council also had reservations, but "hoped that he might suffice."
  • 1918
    Age 26
    He took eighteen months to recover from the wounds he received, before rejoining his regiment in Palestine in time to celebrate victory. He was appointed an acting major in May 1918, and reverted to captain in July 1919. In 1918 Anderson married Kathleen Gamble.
    More Details Hide Details She was the only daughter of Sir Reginald Arthur Gamble and his wife Jennie. Her brother was Ralph Dominic Gamble, a officer in the Coldstream Guards.
  • 1916
    Age 24
    He was awarded the Military Cross (MC) for bravery in action and was wounded at the Battle of the Somme on the opening day, 1 July 1916.
    More Details Hide Details The citation for his MC read:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1891
    Born
    Born on December 25, 1891.
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