A British Achilles

    A British Achilles

    The Story of George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe

    Lorna Almonds Windmill

    Pen & Sword 2008

    Paperback 301pp Illustrated

    9781844158812   Product Code: 10958

    The life of George Jellicoe, son of the hero of Jutland, was a rich blend of military adventure and politics, undermined by a fatal taste for womanizing. Drawing on Jellicoe's letters and diaries, this frank, sympathetic biography does not fight shy of his links with the Cambridge spies, his Churchillian approach to alcohol, and the sex scandal that ended his political career. His wartime exploits on Crete are recalled by Patrick Leigh Fermor in a foreword.

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