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Wavell

[wey-vuh l] /ˈweɪ vəl/
noun
1.
Archibald Percival, 1st Earl, 1883–1950, British field marshal and author: viceroy of India 1943–47.
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  • “He says he did not mean to steal the tobacco,” interpreted Wavell.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
  • At the feet of Wavell she poured forth a torrent of impassioned speech.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
  • So Wavell had fought against them, helping the Arabs, whom he liked.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
  • But three of Wavell's battalions were brought across the open and an assault was attempted on the main kopje.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • On the 15th General Wavell's brigade was detached, and at midday started to march upon Jacobsdaal.

    The Relief of Mafeking

    Filson Young
  • Early one morning, while the air was yet fresh and cool, General Wavell took me round with him on his hospital inspection.

    The Relief of Mafeking

    Filson Young
  • Wavell smiled as he jerked upright again, and tried to look as though he had never slept in his life.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
  • Wavell appeared at the entrance to his tent, holding a green, silk-covered book in his hand.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
  • Again, in careful Swahili, Wavell endeavoured to find traces of evidence for or against the accused.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
  • The Court is deeply indebted to Captain Wavell for his courteous and most valuable assistance as interpreter.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
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Wavell

/ˈweɪvəl/
noun
1.
Archibald (Percival), 1st Earl. 1883–1950, British field marshal. During World War II he was commander in chief in the Middle East (1939–41), defeating the Italians in N Africa. He was commander in chief in India (1941–43) and viceroy of India (1943–47)
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