FREYBERG, V.C.: THE MAN 1939-45.

Stevens, Maj.-Gen. W. G.


1st ed., 1965. 130 pp., 29 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Owner's stamp & sig., to f.f.e.p. ref. nos. to spine of d.j but no other markings; V.G. This is a personal biography about the human aspects of the famous New Zealand General, Freyberg, by an author who began serving as his Chief Administrative Officer in 1940 and remained in close contact with him for six years. He dispels once and for all the charge that Freyberg was a "butcher". He shows how, throughout the war, Freyberg was absolutely diplomatic in dealing with the Cabinet in Wellington. The story abounds in humour and dramatic incidents ' all of which reveal Freyberg as having some few human weaknesses, but as being a truly fine character.

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