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Wingate Pasha (Hardback)

The Life of General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate 1861-1953

Military Biography

By R. J. M. Pugh
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781848845312
Published: 19th September 2011

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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 Kitchener's Military Intelligence Officer, Wingate was instrumental in assisting Kitchener to recover Sudan from Dervish domination. As Governor-General of the Sudan, Wingate's 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.

Excellent book.

Military Historical Society

This is a well written biography of an important figure at the high point of the British Empire. The author takes us into Wingate's world, one of service to the Empire tempered by his genuine desire to help the people of the Sudan.

www.historyofwar.org

A Remarkably and well researched biography.

Britain at War Magazine

A detailed and well written biography of this eminent Scottish soldier-statesman. As an army cadet he was part of the force that went to relieve Gordon at Khatoum; he later became Governor-General of the Sudan. During the Great War Wingate played a major role in the Arab revolt, made famous by the actions of T.E Lawrence, and then went on to represent the interests of the Egyptians as their High Commissioner at the end of the war. A superb biography.

The Great War, March 2012

The author has gone a long way to readdress the lack of visibility of one of the most important soldiers of the British Empire. Sir Francis Wingate participated in the key Middle East Events ftrom the Dervish uprising in the Sudan, to the destruction of the Ottoman Empire. It is difficult to see how history could have overlooked him.

There is an interesting collection of photographs in a plate section to support the text.

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Birth of General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate

25th June 1861

Reginald Wingate was an eminent Scottish soldier-statesman who contributed much to the development of the Sudan and Egypt during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1884, Wingate joined the expeditionary force to relieve Khartoum, which arrived two days too late, General Gordon having been murdered. As Kitchener’s Military Intelligence Officer, Wingate was instrumental in assisting Kitchener to recover Sudan from Dervish domination. As Governor-General of the Sudan, Wingate’s 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.


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