Some of my Memories.

By Major General Sir William L O (Oliver) Twiss

Printed: 1960

Publisher: Privately Printed.

Edition: Private Printing

Dimensions 15 × 23 × 1.5 cm
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Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 23 x 1.5

£88.00
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Green cloth binding with no title.

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FIRST and a very limited edition

The life story of a Gurkha officer

This is an autobiography of an Indian Army Officer

The book was treasured by my father and then by my sister who makes available such to you. During the Second World War my father too was a Gurkha officer who served with Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, (5 May 1883 – 24 May 1950) who was a senior officer of the British Army.

Wavell served in the Second Boer War, the Bazar Valley Campaign, and the First World War, during which he was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres. In the Second World War, he served initially as Commander-in-Chief Middle East, in which role he led British forces to victory over the Italians in western Egypt and eastern Libya during Operation Compass in December 1940, only to be defeated by the German Army in the Western Desert in April 1941. He served as Commander-in-Chief, India, from July 1941 until June 1943 (apart from a brief tour as Commander of ABDACOM) and then served as Viceroy of India until his retirement in February 1947.

My father, George Arthur Frank Frost, helped found the British Commandos before being sent to India under Wavell to establish Britain’s first jungle warfare school which led to the Chindits.

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