OVER MY SHOULDER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ERNEST D. SWINTON.

Swinton, Ernest.


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Oxford, 1st ed., 1951. 289 pp., frontis., + photo & other plates + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G. This is the autobiography of Major-General Swinton, best remembered for his vital role in the origin of the Tank but prior to that he was also the author of a series of startlingly prophetic military stories which he wrote under the pseudonym of Ole Luk-Oie. This autobiography takes the reader from his early days in India, to the South African War where he gives an account from the angle of an Irregular Regiment, to the United States where he carried out diplomatic missions during the Great War. He gives a vivid description of Andre Citroen, the great French industrialist, and his connection with the gallant members of the Central Asian Expedition and there is an absorbing chapter on the visit to Nuremberg at Hitler's personal invitation to the Reichsparteitag, and the meeting with the Fuhrer himself. Unfortunately the author died shortly before completing this superb book.


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