1st ed., 1964. 574 pp., frontis., + 22 photo-plates; e.p., maps. D.j., 23 x 15cm. V.G.+. This volume traces Wavell’s life until he handed over command in the Middle East to go to India as Commander-in-Chief. It describes how he soldiered with his beloved Black Watch in India and during the South African war; learned Russian in Moscow before 1914, and served on the staff in France and with his hero Allenby in Palestine. Finally it traces his inter-war career progress. This biography is based on the extensive papers that Wavell left behind, the careful research undertaken by his son and the co-operation of his family and friends.