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 (mount-băt′n), Louis First Earl Mountbatten. 1900-1979.
British naval officer and colonial administrator who was supreme Allied commander in southeast Asia (1943-1946) and the last viceroy and governor-general of India (1947). He was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army.
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(Biography) Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas), 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1900–79, British naval commander; great-grandson of Queen Victoria. During World War II he was supreme allied commander in SE Asia (1943–46). He was the last viceroy of India (1947) and governor general (1947–48); killed by an IRA bomb
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Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1900–79, British admiral: viceroy of India 1947; governor general of India 1947–48.
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Queen Elizabeth's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, made history last year by being the first member of the royal family to be married to the same sex.
MEMORIALS were held yesterday to mark the 40th anniversary of one of the bloodiest days of The Troubles, a day when Lord Louis Mountbatten was among 23 people killed.
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Asecond cousin to the Queen, Lord Mountbatten was Prince Philip's uncle and much-loved by all the royals.
Lord Louis Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) arrives in the sweltering heat of Delhi at the behest of King George VI to replace Archie Wavell (Simon Williams) as viceroy of India and oversee the transfer of power.
LORD Mountbatten was "a homosexual with a perversion for young boys", according to newly released FBI files.
And Anthony Daly, a rent boy to the rich and famous in the 1970s, claims he was told "Mountbatten had something of a fetish for uniforms -- handsome young men in military uniforms and beautiful boys in school uniform".
Mountbatten of course honours Lord Mountbatten, a great mentor for Harry's father, Prince Charles, Windsor is what you might call the family name and as for Harrison, well charmingly, that reads 'son of Harry' so draw your own conclusions!
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Charles were devastated following Lord Louis Mountbatten's death.
LAHORE:This is a photograph of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Earl and Countess Mountbatten strolling during a holiday in Simla in May 1948.
The movie was earlier released under its international title, Viceroy's House , which stars Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville as Lord and Lady Mountbatten.