Quotes by Archibald Percival Wavell

About Archibald Percival Wavell:

Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell was a senior commander in the British Army. He served in the Second Boer War, the Bazar Valley Campaign and the Great War, during which he was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres. He served in the Second World War, 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.

Author Bio

  • NameArchibald Percival Wavell
  • DescriptionBritish Army General and Viceroy of India
  • BornMay 5, 1883
  • DiedMay 24, 1950
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionPolitician; Officer
  • AwardsCommander Of The Legion Of Honour; Military Cross; Knight Grand Cross Of The Order Of The Bath; Chief Commander Of The Legion Of Merit; Companion Of The Order Of St Michael And St George