Imperial Warrior: The Life and Times of Field-
A cavalry officer with an open mind; he made a name for himself in the Boer War and held several senior commands on the Western Front. Here he gained his reputation as ‘The Bull’, a bad-
A cultured man, Allenby recognised and used the talents of T.E. Lawrence, but was uncomfortably amused by his subsequent pursuit of celebrity. After the war, Allenby served as High Commissioner in Egypt where he confronted the powerful nationalist movement. He was a pragmatic imperialist who was able to balance Egyptian aspirations with British strategic and political interests.
Flexible and intelligent, Allenby helped create the modern Middle East.
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