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(Biography) Archibald (Percival), 1st Earl. 1883–1950, British field marshal. During World War II he was commander in chief in the Middle East (1939–41), defeating the Italians in N Africa. He was commander in chief in India (1941–43) and viceroy of India (1943–47)


(ˈweɪ vəl)

Archibald Percival, 1st Earl, 1883–1950, British field marshal and author: viceroy of India 1943–47.
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Noun1.Wavell - British field marshal in North Africa in World War IIWavell - British field marshal in North Africa in World War II; he defeated the Italians before being defeated by the Germans (1883-1950)
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