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Mountbatten : apprentice war lord

Author: Adrian Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was he a far-sighted war hero, or an ambitious networker promoted well above his natural talent? Admired as a modernising chief of staff, a timely decoloniser, and a genuine player on the world stage, Mountbatten nevertheless continues to attract fierce criticism. In this timely new biography, Adrian Smith offers a fresh and convincing perspective, depicting Mountbatten as a quintessentially modern, highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Adrian, 1952-
Mountbatten.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)624407589
Named Person: Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma, Earl; Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma, Earl.; Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma, Earl
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Smith
ISBN: 9781441676719 1441676716 9780857714923 0857714929
OCLC Number: 671655074
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 384 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction --
Lord Louis Mountbatten --
a royal parvenu? The First World War and the 1920s --
Fast-tracking in the 1930s --
HMS Kelly, 1939-40 --
HMS Kelly, 1941 --
From Adviser to Chief of Combined Operations, 1941-42 --
The Dieppe Raid, 19 August 1942 --
Dieppe --
the aftermath, the inquest, and the debate --
'The steel hand from the sea' --
Combined Operations at its zenith --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Adrian Smith.

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