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Louis Mountbatten among people. 1965

Louis Mountbatten among people. 1965
Louis Mountbatten among people. 1965
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Louis Mountbatten among people. 1965
Louis Mountbatten among people. 1965
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Louis Mountbatten among people. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma known informally as Lord Mountbatten – was a British statesman and naval officer, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed to Elizabeth II. During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Command (1943–46). He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of the independent Dominion of India (1947–48), from which the modern Republic of India was to emerge in 1950. From 1954 until 1959 he was First Sea Lord, a position that had been held by his father, Prince Louis of Battenberg, some forty years earlier. Thereafter he served as Chief of the Defence Staff until 1965, making him the longest serving professional head of the British Armed Forces to date. During this period Mountbatten also served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee for a year. He was born on 25 June 1900 and died on 27 August 1979. Photo taken: 1965 Louis Mountbatten, British, statesman, naval officer, people, men, woman, uniform, 1965,

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