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Wavell

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)
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In this email interview, Schofield discusses her interest in military history and, in particular, Wavell, who was dismissed as viceroy of India on Feb 20, 1947 and replaced by Louis Mountbatten.
Jawaharlal Nehru also approached his influential British friends to exert pressure on the British Government for the change of viceroys (Mosley 1961: 46) and when Wavell was recalled Nehru was a relaxed man (Brecher 1959: 337).
Frustrated, Wavell drew up his Breakdown Plan, a scheme whereby Britain would leave India unilaterally and in stages, handing over some provinces to Congress, holding on to others, and providing the League with pieces of the Punjab and eastern Bengal.
The author states that the Wavell Plan and the following Simla Conference in 1945 were all Wavell's creation that engaged the Indians in the political process of the sub-continent.
Nehru was not invited because he did not fall within any of the categories for participation designated by Wavell the Viceroy.
Only four overs went for double figures and although Wavell Hinds and Stuart Law added 56 in six overs, they were never allowed to break free.
Wavell Hinds hit 95 for Derby in their 240-6 but Lancashire then knocked off the required runs with 21 balls to spare.
Derbyshire's new Australian captain, the prolific Chris Rogers, is unavailable but former West Indies batsman Wavell Hinds and veteran signing Stuart Law bring great experience to the top order.
Frost played a couple of trademark cover drives before getting himself out shortly before lunch when his misplaced pull off medium-pacer Wavell Hinds went straight to Paul Borrington at midwicket.
Ten Doeschate soon lost James Foster and James Middlebrook to the persevering Needham but he and Alex Tudor, who played some eye-catching drives, added 126 in 31 overs, Tudor completing his half-century with a six over extra cover off medium paceman Wavell Hinds.
WAVELL HINDS, the West Indies all rounder, suffered a first-ball duck on his debut for Derbyshire against Worcestershire.