Wavell, Scholar and Soldier. To June 1941
This volume takes the story of Wavell’s life from his youth to the time when he handed over command in the Middle East to go to India as Commander-in-Chief. It describes his early years: soldiering with his beloved Black Watch in India and during the South African war; learning Russian in Moscow before 1914; on the staff in France and with his hero Allenby in Palestine. With 14 chapters, Chronological Table, Notes, Glossary, Code names, Bibliography, Index, 23 illustrations, grey cloth covers, gilt title on red on spine.
Dust jacket not price clipped, has slight wear and chips to top of spine, light wear to corners, well handled. Book has inscription by previous owner on first title page; spine bumped top/bottom.