Auchinleck


The Lonely Soldier

By: Philip Warner
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781844153848
Published: 20th April 2006
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£15.00

Auchinleck

Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck was born in India and raised in conditions of near poverty. Yet his talent ensured his career flourished despite his Indian Army background and he was the first Commander of 8th Army in North Africa. Despite great political interference, he stopped Rommel's Afrika Corps at 1st Alamein only to be sacked by Churchill. After a spell in the wilderness he became C in C India during the dark period of Partition and, ironically, had to preside over the destruction of his beloved Indian Army. A private man of great humour and integrity he refused to be drawn into discussing or criticising his tormentors be they Churchill, Montgomery or Mountbatten. He always argued that history would be his judge. This is a super piece of military biography by one of the most respected post war military historians.

 




Some books that may interest you

Berlin
Berlin
By: Nik Cornish

A History Of The British Cavalry 1816-1919 Volume 8
A History Of The British Cavalry 1816-1919 Volume 8
By: Marquess of Anglesey

The Fateful Battle Line
The Fateful Battle Line
By: Michael Glover

Aurelian and Probus
Aurelian and Probus
By: Ilkka Syvanne

A Spitfire Girl
A Spitfire Girl
By: Melody Foreman

Street Without Joy
Street Without Joy
By: Bernard Fall

British Army Aviation in Action
British Army Aviation in Action
By: Tim Ripley

At Her Majesty's Secret Service
At Her Majesty's Secret Service
By: Nigel West

Kensington in The Great War
Kensington in The Great War
By: G I S Inglis



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.