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Ep. 124 – Archibald Wavell – William Franklin


William Franklin talks about the First World War career of Archibald Wavell. Your browser does not support the audio element.

A talk by William Franklin on Field Marshal Julian Byng.


William Franklin's talk is entitled ‘Remembering ‘Bungo’.  An assessment of his role as a corps and army commander and an appreciation of his character.  William has had a fascination with military leadership in both World Wars, particularly Byng and Wavel, who both subsequently served in colonial viceregal roles and were given peerages.

'A Profound Learning: Four Giants on the Western Front 1914-1918' a talk by William Franklin


The four giants in question are Field Marshals Archibald Wavell, Alan Brooke, Bernard Montgomery and Harold Alexander. The talk will include a brief overview of their experience as young officers in the Great War on the Western Front and how that impacted on their future careers. William Franklin was Head of Politics, Citizenship and a teacher o...