Ireland's Generals in the Second World War (New)

By: Doherty, Richard

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This book looks at the wartime careers of nineteen Irishmen who reached general officer rank - from brigadier upward - and assesses their records. As well as the best known (Alexander, Auchinleck and Montgomery), the author also reminds us about Britainâ??s first successful general of the war, Richard Oâ??Connor, and the commander of the UKâ??s anti-aircraft defenses, Tim Pile, as well as two commanders of the Irish Brigade (Nelson Russell and Pat Scott), another infantry brigade commander (Adrian Gore) and tank brigade commander David Dawnay. Here also is one of the most successful divisional commanders of the war - Freddie Loftus Tottenham - who led a West African division in Burma, as well as the man who took over command of the Chindits after Orde Wingateâ??s death - Joe Lentaigne. The book also includes three generals of English birth who were of Irish stock - Sir Richard McCreery, whose family roots were in Co. Tyrone, Sir Brian Horrocks, whose mother came from Co. Antrim, and Sir Allan Adair, also from an Antrim family. This book should be of interest to anyone interested in battlefield strategy during World War Two and to those interested in how key campaigns, particularly from 1942 to 1945, were fought. Black cloth with silver spine lettering. New copy. Illustrated. 250pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied.

Title: Ireland's Generals in the Second World War (New)

Author Name: Doherty, Richard

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: World War II,

Publisher: Ireland, Four Courts Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 1851828656

ISBN Number 13: 9781851828654

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 036297