I Fought the Lord, and the Lord Won: A Memoir
Lord Lovat's commandos arrived at a little past 1 p. It is a common misconception that they reached almost exactly on time, late by only two and a half minutes. He went on to establish defensive positions around Ranville , east of the River Orne.
The bridges were relieved later in the day by elements of the British 3rd Infantry Division. During the Battle of Breville on 12 June, Lord Lovat was seriously wounded whilst observing an artillery bombardment by the 51st Highland Division.
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A stray shell fell short of its target and landed amongst the officers, killing Lieutenant-Colonel A. Johnston , commanding officer of the 12th Parachute Battalion , also seriously wounding Brigadier Hugh Kindersley of the 6th Airlanding Brigade. Lord Lovat was a stalwart of the Inverness highlands aristocracy. In he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the county, and two years later a JP. Lord Lovat's involvement in politics continued throughout his life, in the House of Lords and the Inverness County Council for the next forty-two years.
He also devoted much of his time to the family estates of , acres in the highlands. He was chieftain of Lovat Shinty Club , the local shinty team which bears his family name.
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Lord Lovat experienced a great deal of turmoil in his final years; he suffered financial ruin and two of his sons predeceased him in accidents within months of each other. In , a year before his death, the family's traditional residence, Beaufort Castle , was sold. There is some suggestion that the charlatan commando character "Trimmer" in Evelyn Waugh 's Sword of Honour trilogy of novels is based on Lovat.
Once, when I happened to say a word in praise of Waugh, "Shimi" let forth a scream of rage and pain: "Do you realise, thanks to that monster, I am Trimmer? He married Rosamond Delves Broughton on 10 October They had six children:. The 15th Lord Lovat then died a year later in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.https://tatansitest.tk
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The Lord Lovat. The London Gazette. Herald Scotland. The London Gazette Supplement. The Economist : Retrieved 20 September The Daily Telegraph. Diaries of Evelyn Waugh. Standpoint Magazine. Retrieved 6 May Two key figures, symbolising the proletarian takeover of the world which Waugh feared, are the trilogy's war heroes.
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