Loyal to Empire : The Life of General Sir Charles Monro, 1860-1929

Description

Winston Churchill did not describe General Sir Charles Monro in the most glowing terms. Referring to Monro's brave decision to recommend a withdrawal from the Gallipoli disaster, Churchill said: `He came, he saw, he capitulated.' Monro was one of a handful of senior officers selected to command a division with the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 and also led a corps on the Western Front as the war progressed. After Gallipoli he was instrumental in supporting the war effort from India as commander-in-chief and was directly involved in the aftermath of the Amritsar massacre by Brigadier General Dyer. His earlier life included distinguished service on the North West Frontier and in South Africa, and he was responsible for dramatically improving tactics within the army. Loyal to Empire brings to life the interesting character of General Monro, perhaps the least well known of all the British First World War commanders, and reassesses the legacy of his important military contributions.

Details

Author(s)
Patrick Crowley
Format
Hardback | 352 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 27.94mm | 884.51g
Publication date
01 Aug 2016
Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Publication City/Country
Stroud, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
80 Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0750965991
ISBN13
9780750965996
Bestsellers rank
1,475,076