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Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson : a political soldier

Author: Keith Jeffery
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry Wilson was at the centre of affairs during the First World War and after, recording everything in his wildly indiscreet diary. Using a range of official and private sources, this is the first  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Named Person: Henry Hughes Wilson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Jeffery
ISBN: 9780198203582 0198203586 9780199239672 0199239673
OCLC Number: 489040789
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2006 Templer Medal and Book Prize, awarded by The Society for Army Historical Research.
Description: x, 325 s., tavler
Contents: 1. The Irish Context ; 2. The Making of a Staff Officer ; 3. South Africa ; 4. Work in the War Office ; 5. The Staff College ; 6. Preparing for War ; 7. Politics, the Irish Question, and War ; 8. With the BEF ; 9. IV Corps ; 10. Coalition Warfare ; 11. Winning the War ; 12. Defending the Empire ; 13. Losing Ireland and Saving Ulster ; 14. Death and Reputation ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Keith Jeffery

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