Orde Wingate A Biography

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This biography deals with the British officer in World War II who organized special patrols against the Arab terrorists and became devoted to the cause of Zionism.

Orde Wingate The Iron Wall And Counter Terrorism In Palestine

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Beskrivelse af de britiske og jødiske modforholdsregler mod arabiske oprørere i Palæstina 1937 - 1939, herunder oprettelse af britiske anti - terrorenheder og den indflydelse Orde Wingate i øvrigt havde på det israelske forsvars doktriner efter staten Israels oprettelse

Orde Wingate

Author: Trevor Royle
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 184832572X
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Winston Churchill described Wingate as a ‘man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny’. Tragically, he died in an jungle aircraft crash in 1944. Like his famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate was renowned for being an unorthodox soldier, inclined to reject received patterns of military thought. He was a fundamentalist Christian with a biblical certainty in himself and his mission. He is best-remembered as the charismatic and abrasive leader of the Chindits. With the support of Wavell, he was responsible for a strategy of using independent groups deep behind enemy limes, supported only by air drops. Wingate was responsible for leading the charge of 2,000 Ethiopians and the Sudan Defence Force into Italian-occupied Abyssinia. Remarkably, he defeated a 40,000 strong enemy that was supported by aircraft and artillery, which Wingate did not possess. Despite his achievements, Wingate suffered from illness and depression and in Cairo attempted suicide. He was not universally liked: his romantic Zionism contrasted with the traditional British Arabist notions. He did, however, lead from the front and marched, ate and slept with his men. In this authoritative biography, Royle expertly brings to life a ruthless, complex, arrogant – but ultimately admirable – general. Trevor Royle is an author and broadcaster specialising in the history of war and empire, with more than 30 books to his credit. His latest book is The Road to Bosworth, a study of the War of the Roses. He is a columnist for the Sunday Herald and is an Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University’s School of History. He was born in India in 1945.

Orde Wingate

Author: Jon Diamond
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 184908324X
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Orde Wingate rose to fame by creating the Chindits in Burma in 1943. He is an extremely important figure in military history, and deserves just as much attention as Alanbrooke, Montgomery, and Auchinleck. Unlike them, however, he always operated outside the accepted etiquette and the formal chain of command. He was a maverick and misfit, and he held to the belief that the type of mass warfare demonstrated on the Western Front (1914–18) had very little to do with the warfare of the future. He believed that the latter would require an 'indirect approach', in which heavily lumbering armies would be exquisitely vulnerable to small groups of highly motivated, mobile and well-armed guerrillas. This book covers Wingate's experiences in pre-war Palestine, in Ethiopia in 1941 (where he formed an irregular guerrilla unit to harrass the Italian garrisons) and in World War II Burma, where the two Chindit campaigns would be his apotheosis.

Orde Wingate And The British Army 1922 1944

Author: Simon Anglim
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ISBN: 1317324277
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Major General Orde Wingate (1903–1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time.

Orde Wingate

Author: Simon Anglim
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Major General Orde Wingate (1903-1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. He splits opinion among soldiers, academics and writers seven decades after his death. His exploits in Ethiopia and Burma, in particular his creation of the Chindits, special forces who were trained to use guerrilla tactics behind the Japanese lines, have made him into a key figure in the history of irregular warfare. But, as Simon Anglim reveals in this thought-provoking and insightful study, myths and misunderstandings tend to cloud understanding of Wingate's career, and he seeks to put the record straight. He bases his work on a major study of Wingate's official and private papers, and those of his contemporaries, and he aims to provide the definitive guide to Wingate as a military commander.

Orde Wingate And The British Internal Security Strategy During The Arab Rebellion In Palestine 1936 1939

Author: Major Mark D. Lehenbauer
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178289442X
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The Arab Rebellion and British Counter-rebellion campaign of 1936 to 1939 in Palestine exhibited many features of modern insurgency and counterinsurgency. This thesis traces the British military thought and practice for countering rebellion as influenced by their Small Wars’ experiences, and it then presents the rebellion and counter-rebellion campaign as a case study in their military and political contexts. This study focuses on the evolution of the internal security strategy, and it examines the actions of Captain Orde Wingate both within the campaign and in his attempts to influence it at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. This research is intended to inform military practitioners about the campaign while highlighting the issues that are encountered when they seek to: (1) apply the contemporary wisdom of military thought and practice to a specific operational environment; (2) negotiate the policy constraints on the possible military “solutions” to the security problems incurred by insurgency; (3) influence various facets of the greater campaign when outside the hierarchy of responsibility and authority to do so; and (4) expose some of the issues involved with a counterinsurgent force’s utilization of portions of the indigenous population toward converging interests. This study finds that Wingate sought to shape the evolving internal security strategy through both military and political channels, and that he utilized a variety of mechanisms to do so. Despite tactical successes in his validation of proofs of concept through the Special Night Squads, his determined efforts failed to achieve his stated goals at the operational and strategic levels.

Orde Wingate And The Historians

Author: Peter Mead
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Orde Wingate blev kendt under 2. verdenskrig, som skaberen og lederen af "The Chindits", der i junglen opererede langt bag japanernes linjer i det nordlige Burma. Engelske efterkrigstids historikere har været meget kritiske i deres bedømmelse af Wingate. Forfatteren går i sin bog imod den kritik, som han finder både uretfærdig og vildledende.

The Prickly Thorn A Re Evaluation Of Orde Wingate And The Special Night Squads

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Abstract: Orde Wingate's Special Night Squads played a key role in defeating the Great Arab Revolt of 1936–1939. Wingate's Night Squads were distinctive in their approach to counter-insurgency warfare; in addition to bringing Arab insurgents to battle, the Night Squads proved their mettle by 'flying the flag' and by improving cooperation between Jewish settlers and British servicemen. Nevertheless, the Night Squad's accomplishments and legacy must be properly situated within the broader wave of tactical innovations undertaken by the British Army throughout the Rebellion.

Wingate Pasha

Author: R.J.M Pugh
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473820812
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Wingate Pasha is the first biography of an eminent Scottish soldier-statesman who contributed much to the development of the Sudan and Egypt during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It tells the story of a man from an impoverished background with a rudimentary education who nonetheless mastered several foreign languages including Arabic. In 1884, Wingate joined the expeditionary force to relieve Khartoum, which arrived two days too late, General Gordon having been murdered. As Kitcheners Military Intelligence Officer, Wingate was instrumental in assisting Kitchener to recover Sudan from Dervish domination. As Governor-General of the Sudan, Wingates enlightened administration brought unprecedented political, social and economic prosperity to the Sudanese people. in the First World War, Wingate played a leading role in organising the Arab Revolt against the Turks, although it was his subordinate, T E Lawrence (of Arabia) who received the acclaim. After the war, as High Commissioner of Egypt, he continued to seek justice for the Egyptian people at the Paris Peace Conference which led to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.He retired from public life to Dunbar in Scotland and had a successful business career until he died in 1953.

Survey Of Contemporary Literature

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Time To Tell

Author: David Hacohen
Editor: Associated University Presses
ISBN: 9780845347898
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Bare Feet And Bandoliers

Author: David Shireff
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This is the story of two remarkable 'firsts'. It is the story of the first successful attempt by Allied forces during the Second World War to support and sustain a local resistance movement with regular forces in enemy-held territory. It is also the story of how Ethiopia became the first nation conquered by the Axis to be freed. The campaign in Ethiopia might appear small in relation to the war in the whole of East Africa, but it had great military importance. In 1941 the British Commonwealth, the Indian and Sudanese forces, with the Patriots - local chiefs and their followers who resisted the Italian occupation - advanced into Italian East Africa and defeated the Italian armies. David Shireff, who himself served in the campaign, gives an evocative and impressive account of how Colonel Orde Wingate with his Gideon Force was able through bold and imaginative command to force the surrender of a large part of the Italian forces. Shireff also explores the role of Brigadier Daniel Sandford, now an almost forgotten commander, in organizing his Mission 101 and the sustained rebellion of the Patriots. AUTHOR: David Shireff served in the King's African Rifles in Abyssinia, Madagascar and Burma. Awarded the Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches he was in the Colonial Service before becoming a solicitor. He retired in 1991 and died in 1999. SELLING POINTS: * Definitive accounts of the liberation of Ethiopia from the Italians and reinstatement of Emperior Haile Selassie. * Colonel Orde Wingate (later the Chindit founder) and his Gideon Force have considerable appeal. * Reveals the role played by Brigadier Daniel Sandford in achieving the Patriots' rebellion. ILLUSTRATIONS: 8 pages of b/w plates

Orde Wingate And The British Army 1922 1944

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Avenues Of History

Author: Lewis Bernstein Namier
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Commentary

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Wingate And Thimayya

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Time

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Political Leaders And Military Figures Of The Second World War

Author: Steven D. Chambers
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This bibliography is a compilation of approximately 3500 English-language works by and about the major political leaders and military figures of the Second World War. The bibliography is intended to aid librarians in answering reference questions concerning what works are available on a certain individual; to aid graduate and undergraduate students in researching potential historical topics; and to aid the general reader in choosing a good biography of a particular individual.