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Lecture | Wavell: Soldier and Statesman

Tuesday 10th May
6.30pm – 8.00pm

Victoria Schofield is the author of the first full-length biography about Field Marshal Earl Wavell, one of The Black Watch’s most distinguished officers. Her talk will focus on his career both in the Middle East and in India, where he also served as Viceroy of India during the critical years leading up to the independence and partition of the subcontinent.

Victoria will discuss some of the key events during World War 2, including the controversial decision to provide ‘succour’ to Greece, the defence of Crete, and the fall of Singapore. In the year in which both India and Pakistan celebrate 75 years of independence, she will provide an alternative scenario for what might have happened had Wavell not been summarily dismissed as Viceroy by Prime Minister Attlee in March 1947.

Victoria Schofield is the author of the two-volume official history of The Black Watch and of Wavell: Soldier and Statesman.

6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences

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