The Mountbattens

Author: Alden Hatch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: 469

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The Mountbattens

Author: Andrew Lownie

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1788702573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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'Richly entertaining... impressively well-researched' Daily Mail, Biography of the Year The Sunday Times bestselling biography of the glamorous couple behind the modern royal family, the aunt and uncle of Prince Philip. DICKIE MOUNTBATTEN: A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the Royal Family taking the Mountbatten name, he was Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War II and the last Viceroy of India. EDWINA MOUNTBATTEN: Once the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, she emerged from World War II as a magnetic and talented humanitarian worker loved around the world. From British high society to the South of France, from the battlefields of Burma to the Viceroy's House, The Mountbattens is a rich and filmic story of a powerful partnership, revealing the truth behind a carefully curated legend. Was Mountbatten one of the outstanding leaders of his generation, or a man over-promoted because of his royal birth, high-level connections, film-star looks and ruthless self-promotion? What is the true story behind controversies such as the Dieppe Raid and Indian Partition, the love affair between Edwina and Nehru, and Mountbatten's assassination in 1979? Based on over 100 interviews, research from dozens of archives and new information released under Freedom of Information requests, prize-winning historian Andrew Lownie sheds new light on this remarkable couple. 'Painstakingly researched... genuinely enthralling' Observer 'A page-turner which is also a carefully researched work of history' Spectator 'A compelling new biography...superbly researched' Daily Express 'Incisive... strongly recommend' The Times

Summary of Andrew Lownie's The Mountbattens

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 57

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Dickie Mountbatten, the son of Prince Louis and Victoria, was born in 1900. He was a great-grandson and godson of Queen Victoria. He was always to get on better with women than men, and he was always to have a love of uniforms. #2 In 1910, Mountbatten was made Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet, and he decided to send Dickie to boarding school. His parents picked Lockers Park, a fashionable prep school just north of London with strong naval connections. #3 In 1913, Dickie spent the summer in Hesse with his older siblings. The summer of 1913 was spent in Hesse with his older siblings, Alice, now married to Prince Andrew of Greece, and Louise and George, now a lieutenant serving in the battle cruiser HMS New Zealand. #4 In October, the German-accented Prince Louis, who had served his adopted country for 46 years, resigned as First Sea Lord. He was devastated. Another cadet saw him standing in front of the Osborne mast with tears running down his cheeks.

The Mountbattens

Author: Douglas Liversidge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 163

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History of the Mountbatten family, chiefly as part of the English nobility, but also their influence in Germany (as part of the Royal family via the House of Hess), Russia, Bulgaria, India and elsewhere.

Mountbatten

Author: Earl Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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A collection of photographs personally selected by Lord Mountbatten provides glimpses into his childhood, education, naval and diplomatic careers, marriage, and life as a member of the British royal family

Edwina Mountbatten

Author: Janet P. Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 509

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Biografi om Edwina Mountbatten, gift med Indiens sidste vicekonge

Mission with Mountbatten

Author: Alan Campbell-Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 410

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The Lid Off

Author: Jogendra Nath Sahni

Publisher: Bombay ; New York : Allied Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 558

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Mountbatten

Author: Richard Alexander Hough

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780297786221

Category: Admirals

Page: 290

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