Despite his great contribution to the Allied war effort as Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, General Sir Archibald (later Field Marshal Earl) Wavell remains a little-studied figure. In 1941 he was responsible for eight campaigns covering a vast area, running five of them simultaneously in May. Some, such as the defence of Crete, failed, while others, especially the campaigns in the Western desert and in East Africa, were among the most resounding victories of the war. This book, based on extensive unpublished military and government sources and interviews with veterans, aims to provide both a work of scholarship and a portrait of a general at war.
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