Ironside: The Authorised Biography of Field Marshal Lord Ironside

Ironside: The Authorised Biography of Field Marshal Lord Ironside

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Ironside: The Authorised Biography of Field Marshal Lord Ironside - The biography of Field Marshal Lord Ironside

The Royal Artillery (RA) produced two of the three Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS) who served this country during the Second World War. One was Lord Alanbrooke. Everyone has heard of Alanbrooke but, outside the RA, few have ever heard of the other, who was William Ironside. Why is Ironside so little-known? Why do many histories of the Army in the 20th century and of the Second World War barely mention, or simply omit, him? This readable and well-constructed biography goes far...
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He was a very big man, with huge shoulders and chest, and commonly known as ' Tiny '. Was considered as one of the finest trainers of troops at all levels in the British Army, and equally considered to be able to charm the 'cream off a cat'. But at the same time renowned to not suffer fools gladly! He was literate in 14 languages *a first class interpreter in five). The oft republished, Andrew Soultar, With Ironside in North Russia, is really worth reading, if just for the description of that unknown campaign.
 
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