Miles: A Portrait of the 17th Duke of Norfolk

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Michael Russell, 2004 - Catholics - 176 pages
"This is an portrait of Miles Norfolk by Gerard Noel, with a foreword by Lord Carrington, the military sections by Tony Chambers, an epilogue by John Martin Robinson, and extensive quotations from Miles's own diaries. Miles died in 2002, aged eighty-six. His life was unusual in that he had two complete separate consecutive careers: as a successful professional soldier in the Grenadier Guards and then as premier duke and Earl Marshal of England with all the historic responsibilities which went with those positions. He had already retired as a major general when at the age of sixty he inherited the Norfolk mantle from Bernard, his second cousin once removed, in 1975. He then fulfilled his ducal duties for the best part of twenty-six years with humour, energy, dedication and administrative competence." "He served at Dunkirk, in Italy and in the Normandy campaign including the race to Brussels, and was awarded the MC. Thereafter he was head of Brixmis in Berlin (the British intelligence mission to the Russian army during the early Cold War), commanded the King's African Rifles in pre-Independence Kenya, and was finally Director of Military Service Intelligence. After the Army he had a stint in the City as a non-executive director of Fleming's Bank. He made wise decisions for the estates and future of Arundel, the great castle-house of the Fitzalan Howards which he restored to glory."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Foreword by Lord Carrington
7
Upbringing
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Ampleforth Oxford and London
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