Allied leaders - Lieutenant-General George Edwin Brink (27 September 1889- 30 April 1971) was a South African military commander. From 1940 to 1942, Brink commanded the 1st South African Division during the second East African Campaign. He also commanded the division during the Western Desert Campaign in North Africa. In 1942, Brink turned over command of the division to Dan Pienaar. Brink then commanded the Inland Area Command in South Africa from 1942 to 1944.