A British Achilles: The Story of George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe KBE Dso MC Frs 20th Century Soldier, Politician, Statesman

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Son of the victor of Jutland, George Jellicoe has enjoyed power and privilege but never shirked his duty. His war exploits are legendary and, as a founder member of Stirling's SAS and first Commander of the Special Boat Service, he saw action a-plenty. A brigadier at 26 with a DSO and MC he liberated Athens as the Germans withdrew and saved Greece from a Communist revolution. After the war Jellicoe joined the Foreign Office and worked with spies Burgess, Philby and Maclean in Washington and on the Soviet Desk. His ...

A British Achilles: The Story of George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe KBE Dso MC Frs 20th Century Soldier, Politician, Statesman 2006, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9781844153541

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