ARCHIBALD WAVELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN IMPERIAL SERVANT – Buy it here
The career of Archibald Wavell — man of letters, Viceroy, Field-Marshal — epitomises that of a generation of famous men whose education and upbringing equipped them for a future that was to prove an illusion. Wavell was born a few years before Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, and died shortly after the end of the Second World War. He lived for less than seventy years, yet during that time the country in which he grew up, and which he was trained to serve, changed beyond recognition, undergoing a fundamental revision in the attitudes, expectations, prejudices and hopes of the British people.
PUBLISHER: Jonathan Cape
PUBLICATION DATE: 22nd January 2009
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