Accession Number:

ADA220584

Title:

Churchill and Wavell: A Study in Political/Military Relationships

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

On 21 June 1941 Churchill relieved General Archibald Wavell from command in the Middle East. This action followed a series of setbacks in the theatre during which Churchill had direct dealings with Wavell. Given the significant internal conflict within the British High Command during World War I, this action by Churchill was seen as symptomatic of yet another poor politicalmilitary relationship. A close examination of the British national command structure shows that while there was certainly inter personal conflict between Churchill and his Chiefs of Staff, they still maintained an effective relationship. Churchills strong personality, and penchant for becoming involved in military matters, may have reduced the potential effectiveness of this relationship but it still remained effective none the less. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE