The name Moutbatten resonates through the history of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. Born in 1900 as Prince Louis of Battenburg, a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, Louis Mountbatten’s life was at first shaped by World War I and its aftermath. In mid-career he was a victorious commander in World War II, and when peace came he brought independence to India and Pakistan. It was an epoch of rapid, often dramatic and accelerating change – political, social, economic, scientific and technological. Having a father dedicated to service in the Royal Navy (rising to First Sea Lord) and a royal mother of egalitarian sentiments, enquiring mind and powerful personality; to what extent were “Dickie” Mountbatten’s outstanding capacity and influence attributable to naval nature and to regal nature respectively?
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