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"Haig's Tower of Strength" Book Launch

Wednesday 26th September 19:00 - 20:30 at Farnham

Join us in store at 7pm on Wednesday September 26th, as we celebrate the release of "Haig's Tower of Strength: General Sir Edward Bulfin, Ireland's Forgetten General" by noted historian Brigadier John Powell OBE. This will be a free ticketed launch party, with the chance to meet the author, discuss his fascinating new book, and to buy a signed and dedicated copy. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
      This is the first biography of General Sir Edward Bulfin, who rose to high rank despite his Catholic Irish republican background, at a time when sensitivities were pronounced. Not only that but by the outbreak of the Great War, Bulfin was a brigade commander despite having not attended Sandhurst or Staff College and never commanding his battalion. In his early career he was a protege of Buller's and he made his name in the Boer War. In 1914 Haig credited him with saving the day at First Ypres despite being wounded and gave him 28th Division. Unable to get on with Gough, he was sent home. He raised the 60th London Division and took it to France, Salonika and Egypt where Allenby chose him to command a corps. His success against the Turks at Gaza, Jerusalem and Megiddo justified Allenby's confidence. Despite ruthlessly crushing disturbances in post-war Egypt, Bulfin's beliefs and background led him to refuse Churchill's order to command the police and army in Ireland. A private man, Bulfin left few letters and no papers and the author is to be congratulated on piecing together this fascinating biography of an enigmatic military figure.
If you would like to attend, please let us know at the earliest opportunity. If you are unable to attend, but would like to reserve a signed copy, please get in touch.

Farnham Waterstones, Farnham
Wednesday 26th September 19:00 - 20:30

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