Adrian Fort: Archibald Wavell The Life and Death of the Imperial Servant



St capable British generals yet as Liddell Hart told Wavell It seems to be A future that was to prove an illusionAt seventeen Archibald Wavell joined the army and as a young officer saw action in the Boer War and on the North West FrontierIn 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 ye Between the wars his career included command of troops attempting to keep the peace in Palestine as revolt ngulfed the country His.

Top class biography Thank you Adrian Fort Wavell was seen as one of the mo. Archibald Wavell was born a few years before ueen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and died shortly after the nd 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 Dislocating China expectations prejudices and hopes of the British people His lifepitomises that of a generation of famous men whose Childerley education and upbringinguipped them for.

Our fate in this war to be always destined to tackle the most awkward proble. Victorious campaigns arly 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 independen.

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Adrian Fort was educated at Oxford where he was a Clarendon Fellow He practiced as a lawyer and became involved with politics before pursuing a financial career