Archibald Wavell: The Life and Times of an Imperial Servant

Archibald Wavell The Life and Times of an Imperial Servant Archibald Wavell was born a few years before Queen Victoria s Golden Jubilee and died shortly after the end of the Second World War During that time the country in which he was born and brou

  • Title: Archibald Wavell: The Life and Times of an Imperial Servant
  • Author: Adrian Fort
  • ISBN: 9780224076784
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Archibald Wavell was born a few years before Queen Victoria s Golden Jubilee and died shortly after the end of the Second World War 1883 1950 During that time the country in which he was born and brought up in changed beyond recognition, undergoing a fundamental revision in the attitudes, expectations, prejudices and hopes of the British people His life epitomises thatArchibald Wavell was born a few years before Queen Victoria s Golden Jubilee and died shortly after the end of the Second World War 1883 1950 During that time the country in which he was born and brought up in changed beyond recognition, undergoing a fundamental revision in the attitudes, expectations, prejudices and hopes of the British people His life epitomises that of a generation of famous men whose education and upbringing equipped them for a future that was to prove an illusion.At seventeen, Archibald Wavell joined the army and as a young officer saw action in the Boer War and on the North West Frontier.In the Great War, he was often close to the greatest generals in the British Army he fought in the trenches, was decorated for bravery and lost an eye Between the wars his career included command of troops attempting to keep the peace in Palestine as revolt engulfed the country His victorious campaigns early in the Second World War attracted a blaze of public admiration and renown but he also tasted defeat and rejection, both in Africa and from 1941 as commander in chief of Allied forces in India, wilting before the Japanese onslaught in Burma and Singapore In 1943 he was appointed Viceroy of India, where he took on the task of guiding that country s destiny as it crossed the brink of Empire into the turmoil of independence.

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    1. Wavell was seen as one of the most capable British generals yet, as Liddell Hart told Wavell, "It seems to be your fate in this war to be always destined to tackle the most awkward problems, and under the most difficult conditions."In 1940 and 1941 Wavell was considered an effective leader but his star faded after the reversals in the Mediterranean theatre in 1941. The irony is that it was the micro-management, inability to prioritise and tenuous strategic understanding of Churchill that signifi [...]



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