Michael Joseph, 1st ed., 1963. 328 pp., frontis., + photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G.+. General Lord Freyberg’s career and personality are highly inspiring and the author, who served under Freyberg in World War I, has produced an engaging, unofficial biography. During this war Freyberg was more than once wounded but his courage earned him the VC and on the outbreak of the Second World War he was appointed Commander of the New Zealand forces, and made a new and great military reputation in Crete and Italy. His brilliant career as a soldier was followed by his appointment as Governor General of New Zealand which office he held from 1946-52. From his early manhood in New Zealand onwards, this is a sought-after biography of a great military figure.