Field Marshal the Earl of Cavan
Soldier and Fox Hunter
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
272 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 1x16 B&W plates
- June 2023
- In Stock
So what were the real qualities and achievements of this remarkable but hitherto neglected officer who in a long career served in the Boer War and the First World War and then presided over the post-war reduction of the British army? Michael Senior, in the first full biography of Cavan, assesses him as a leader, a corps commander and an administrator, and places him among the front rank of the soldiers of his generation. He also explores Cavan’s personal life, his personality and how his aristocratic background, his wealth and his love of fox hunting affected his conduct in both war and peace.