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Orde Wingate : a Man of Genius 1903-1944.

Author: Simon Anglim
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Winston Churchill described Wingate as a 'man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny'. Tragically, he died in an jungle aircraft crash in 1944. Like his famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate was renowned for being an unorthodox soldier, inclined to reject received patterns of military thought. He was a fundamentalist Christian with a biblical certainty in himself and his mission. He is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anglim, Simon.
Orde Wingate : A Man of Genius 1903-1944.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Anglim
ISBN: 9781783837663 1783837667
OCLC Number: 881607837
Description: 1 online resource (382 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Prologue; ONE: Father to the Man; TWO: Fighting the Good Fight; THREE: Officer and Gentleman; FOUR: Soldiering in the Sudan; FIVE: In the Land of Beulah; SIX: Defender of the Faith; SEVEN: Gideon's Men; EIGHT: Marching off to War; NINE:With the Lion of Judah; TEN: Watershed; ELEVEN: Stemming the Tide; TWELVE: Planning for Victory; THIRTEEN: Operation Thursday; FOURTEEN: Aftermath; References and Bibliography; Index.

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Winston Churchill described Wingate as a 'man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny'. Tragically, he died in an jungle aircraft crash in 1944. Like his famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate was renowned for being an unorthodox soldier, inclined to reject received patterns of military thought. He was a fundamentalist Christian with a biblical certainty in himself and his mission. He is best-remembered as the charismatic and abrasive leader of the Chindits. With the support of Wavell, he was responsible for a strategy of using independent groups deep behind enemy limes, suppo.

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