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The Diaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten - Lord Louis Mountbatten

Collins, 1987, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper slightly ruffled at the edges.

1920-22: Tours with the Prince of Wales. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In March 1920 Louis Mountbatten, an ambitious and eager naval officer aged nineteen, accompanied his cousin the Prince of Wales on a royal tour of New Zealand and Australia. Officially, he was Flag Lieutenant to the Prince’s Chief of Staff, Admiral Halsey, but his real role was that of minder and confidant to his moody and often tiresome cousin. He was asked to keep an informal diary recording the more private side of the tour, and did so with gusto, describing in ribald and often libellous detail the various contretemps and confusions that occurred behind the scenes of what was outwardly a decorous and well organized affair. In 1921 there followed a tour of India and Japan. This time Mountbatten’s diary was strictly for family consumption and therefore fuller and more personal.”
Editor: Philip Ziegler
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 315
ISBN: 0002176084

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