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Wavell: Soldier and Statesman

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Because Field Marshal Lord Wavell was removed from two very important posts – the Commandership-in-Chief of the Middle East and the Viceroyalty of India – he has gone down in history as an overall failure. This sympathetic biography goes some way towards redressing this harsh verdict, especially concerning the Indian part of his career.

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