Allenby a Study in Greatness

This is a new release of the original 1941 edition.

Allenby  a Study in Greatness

This is a new release of the original 1941 edition.

Allenby a Study in Greatness

Allenby  a Study in Greatness


Allenby a Study in Greatness

Allenby  a Study in Greatness


Allenby A Study In Greatness The Biography Of Field Marshall Viscount Allenby Of Megiddo And Felixstowe

In this two-part biography, Field Marshal Wavell, charts the rise of the 1st Viscount Allenby, from a lowly cavalry lieutenant to the rank of Field Marshal.

Allenby  A Study In Greatness  The Biography Of Field Marshall Viscount Allenby Of Megiddo And Felixstowe

In this two-part biography, Field Marshal Wavell, charts the rise of the 1st Viscount Allenby, from a lowly cavalry lieutenant to the rank of Field Marshal. Allenby was commissioned into the 6th Dragoons in 1880, well-liked by his contemporaries but never considered overly talented. However under fire and in contact with the enemy during the Boer War, Allenby’s talents began to come to the fore; tough and disciplined, he was rapidly promoted with each battlefield success. Afflicted by a rabid temper, which led to towering rages at subordinates, he was nicknamed “The Bull”. When Europe descended into chaos and the horrors of the First World War in 1914, Allenby was given command of the only British cavalry brigade to be sent to France in 1914. The cavalry distinguished itself in the chaotic fighting of 1914, particularly at the First Battle of Ypres. As trench warfare removed any possibility of a war of movement, Allenby transferred to command of V Corps and then to lead Third Army. Allenby’s tactics including frequent counterattacks led to heavy casualties would lead to his transfer to Egypt. Allenby organised, planned and executed the campaign across Egypt and the Palestine that threw the Ottoman army back all the way Aleppo before the armistice in 1918. Allenby would stay on in Egypt as High Commissioner between 1919-1925, dealing with the fluid and tricky politics of the area before his eventual retirement. “Here is a piece of work well done and apt reading for the times. General Wavell is at once the pupil and successor of his great Palestine commander, and is qualified also by sobriety, detachment of view, and a gift of clear, concise writing. Three factors have combined...the skill of the very competent biographer; the crescendo of interest, culminating in one of the most brilliantly conceived victories in history, and, last and most, the rugged splendour of Allenby’s character.”—SIR RONALD STORRS, in The Spectator.

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Allenby A Study In Greatness Allenby In Egypt

In this two-part biography, Field Marshal Wavell, charts the rise of the 1st Viscount Allenby, from a lowly cavalry lieutenant to the rank of Field Marshal.

Allenby  A Study In Greatness  Allenby In Egypt

In this two-part biography, Field Marshal Wavell, charts the rise of the 1st Viscount Allenby, from a lowly cavalry lieutenant to the rank of Field Marshal. Allenby was commissioned into the 6th Dragoons in 1880, well-liked by his contemporaries but never considered overly talented. However under fire and in contact with the enemy during the Boer War, Allenby’s talents began to come to the fore; tough and disciplined, he was rapidly promoted with each battlefield success. Afflicted by a rabid temper, which led to towering rages at subordinates, he was nicknamed “The Bull”. When Europe descended into chaos and the horrors of the First World War in 1914, Allenby was given command of the only British cavalry brigade to be sent to France in 1914. The cavalry distinguished itself in the chaotic fighting of 1914, particularly at the First Battle of Ypres. As trench warfare removed any possibility of a war of movement, Allenby transferred to command of V Corps and then to lead Third Army. Allenby’s tactics including frequent counterattacks led to heavy casualties would lead to his transfer to Egypt. Allenby organised, planned and executed the campaign across Egypt and the Palestine that threw the Ottoman army back all the way Aleppo before the armistice in 1918. Allenby would stay on in Egypt as High Commissioner between 1919-1925, dealing with the fluid and tricky politics of the area before his eventual retirement. “Here is a piece of work well done and apt reading for the times. General Wavell is at once the pupil and successor of his great Palestine commander, and is qualified also by sobriety, detachment of view, and a gift of clear, concise writing. Three factors have combined...the skill of the very competent biographer; the crescendo of interest, culminating in one of the most brilliantly conceived victories in history, and, last and most, the rugged splendour of Allenby’s character.”—SIR RONALD STORRS, in The Spectator.

The Great War

E. Allenby, quoted in A. Wavell, Allenby: A Study in Greatness (London: George
G. Harrap, 1940), p. 183. 6. W. B. Mercer, quoted in the Marquess of Anglesey, A
History of the British Cavalry, 1816–1919 Vol. VI (London: Leo Cooper, 1995), p.

The Great War

Focusing on the decisive engagements of World War I, the author explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides, looking at the changing weapons and tactics and offering his own assessment on what brought about the war's outcome.

Infantry

into the character , accomplishments , and leadership attributes of a Great War
general and statesman who deserves better treatment from history . Unfortunately
, both Wavell's Allenby : A Study in Greatness and Brian Gardner's Allenby of ...

Infantry


Ancient and Modern Scriptural Historiography

I have been unable to verify the anecdote – some associate it with Napoleon or
one of his generals – and the incident is not mentioned in Sir Archibald Wavell ' s
biography Allenby : A Study in Greatness , published in 1940 . However , the ...

Ancient and Modern Scriptural Historiography

This collection of nineteen essays is the fruit of ongoing collaboration in Biblical Studies between the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Manchester and Sheffield. The essays are arranged under three headings (General Studies; Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism; and New Testament, Early Christianity and their Contexts) but share many overlapping interests. In particular, the studies show intriguingly that the concerns of ancient historians are both similar to and different from those of modern historians. Several contributions also demonstrate that the historical value of ancient texts can only become apparent if they are set alongside suitable co-texts, whether from Mesopotamia, from Greek and Roman writings, or from other sources. In addition it is clear in some of the contributions that the interplay between authors and readers is no less significant in history writing than in the production of other genres. Overall the set of essays shows forcefully that history writing, in antiquity as today, is principally about the meaning of the past for the present, only secondarily about the past for its own sake.

Naval Review London

ALLENBY . ” A STUDY IN GREATNESS . The Biography of Field - Marshal
Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe , G . C . B . , G . C . M ... His studies
of the Palestine campaigns of 1917 and 1918 are the standard works on the
subject .

Naval Review  London


The Quarterly Review

Allenby, a Study in Greatness. Portrait of a Colony. Alan F. General Sir Archibald
Wavell. Hattersley. Clemenceau. Léon Daudet. War Pamphlets. Jewish Fate and
Future. Dr Under Four Tudors. Edith Weir Arthur Ruppin. Perry. The Machinery ...

The Quarterly Review


The Booklist

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part , Allenby , a study in greatness ( BOOKLIST 37 : 408 , My 1 41 ) was for the
most ...

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A L A Booklist

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youth . ... Field Marshal Viscount Allenby , of which 45-2254 the first part , Allenby
, a study in greatness ( BOOKLIST 37 : 408 , My 1 41 ) was for the most Young ...

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The Virginia Quarterly Review

It is , of course , yesterday's wartwo of the most brilliantly conducted parts of it ,
the work of Lord Plumer's Second Army staff in France and the Palestine
Campaign — with which General Wavell chiefly deals in “ Allenby : A Study in
Greatness .

The Virginia Quarterly Review


Biographical Books

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Felixstowe, G.C.B., G. C. M. G., by General Sir Archibald Wavell ... New York ...

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The New Republic

The team knows Allenby : A Study in Greatness , by General Sir Archibald better .
Wavell . New York : Oxford University Press . Index and As a political force , the
intellectuals have probably been maps . 312 pages . $ 3 . defeated for this ...

The New Republic


Great Soldiers of World War II

He had put in years of work on a biography of Lord Allenby.” These evidences of
scholarship and erudition, however, ... Allenby: A Study in Greatness (London
and New York, 1940—41). * Churchill's witty attempt to explain this surprise could
 ...

Great Soldiers of World War II