(20) This is as strong a reason as any to stick with the traditional dating for Alphonsus--in fact, Wiggins himself suggests that Edmund Ironside
is a play of the 1590s on similar grounds.
Kiszely is fair but unsparing in his judgments: Prime Minister Chamberlain's "great disadvantage was not that he did not know the answers but that he did not know enough about the subject [military affairs] to know the right questions to ask." General Sir Edmund Ironside
, the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS) was "totally miscast as CIGS," prone to "erratic judgment," and "constantly rejecting the warnings of his staff and the Joint Planners." The Army Air Force, and Navy chiefs "were not of the highest quality," and "made a poor team." Too little prewar thought was given to joint and combined operations so that, when war erupted in 1939, all three British services were deficient in joint doctrine, training, and experience and in combined operations with potential allies.
A Scottish war hero, Field Marshal Lord Edmund Ironside
was given the job of Commander-in-Chief of Home Forces by a PM determined to defend his country during World War II.
On this day: 1100 - Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and a direct descendant of the Saxon king Edmund Ironside
Seeing a looming manpower crisis, General Edmund Ironside
, the commanding general of the Expeditionary Force, welcomed new ideas on raising the strength of the Legion.
For example, the Danish invader Cnut had also made careful decisions about the burial arrangements for his Saxon opponent Edmund Ironside
fifty years previously.
Hannay is said to have been based on a real-life soldier, Field Marshal William Edmund Ironside
, who, as a young man after the Boer War and before being elevated to the top brass, spent time spying on German colonial forces in South West Africa.
There is equally no doubt that, on the same basis, the heirs to Edmund Ironside
, who was briefly King of England in 1016, were his descendants.
And it was British forces in Iran under General Edmund Ironside
(later commander of British land forces during the Second World War) that helped put Reza Shah (father of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah overthrown in the Islamic revolution of 1979) on the Peacock throne.