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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 54

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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D10 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. W, 1968 YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE Mountbatten Stalled Second Front HARVEST FESTIVAL DAZAAR At The. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 215 Congress Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida NOVEMBER 21-22-23rd .jpJ...lp.lII..III.. . I . . J UU 1, II UIIIJI N lUIII I.) ox. W BELLE GLADE BASS & SPECK FISHING TOURNAMENT NOVEMBER 3, 1968 thru MARCH 1, 1969 er shattered, by this. In fact, the chiefs of staff and the secretary for war, Mr. Stlmson, were convinced that I had 'put one over" on the President.. This, I'm afraid, was partly due to Roosevelt's unfortunate decision to talk to me In private, much against my wishes." Roosevelt was the first to grasp the realities of the situation and drew back to the possibility of invading North Africa which he had already discussed with Sir Winston Churchill, Mountbatten reports. "So that became our target, and so the fundamental shape of the war was decided." Mountbatten says only a few words about Queen Elizabeth, who was the playmate of his two daughters, and Price Phil- lp, whom he says he regards as a son, But he is effusive about his cousin and "wonderful friend," the Duke of Wind-sor, who abdicated as King Edward VIII In 1936 for love of American divorcee Mrs. Wal-lis Warfield Simpson. In accompanying the Duke on a tour to Australia in 1920, recalls Mountbatten, "I soon realized that under that delightful smile which charmed people everywhere, and despite all the fun that we managed to have, he was a lonely and sad person, always liable to deep depressions." The Duke, as King, and Mrs. Simpson were the guests of Mountbatten and his wife in the summer of 1936. Mountbatten did not realize until November how determined the King was to marry her. The abdication took place In Eligible Fish: Large Mouth Bass and Speckled Perch ' WEEKLY PRIZES FOR HEAVIEST BASS - HEAVIEST SPECK LONDON (UPI) Lord Mountbatten, one of. Britain's most honored soldiers,' believes his greatest task of World War II was a mission he made to Washington In 1942 to persuade President Franklin D. Roosevelt that the entire allied strategy needed changing. Mountbatten's own views on toe historic events of this century are recorded for the first time In a biography published this week, "The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten," based on a television history in which he took part. Author of both the book and the TV script is historian John Ter-raine. Until now, 68-year-old Mountbatten had refused to write or authorize anyone else to write about the career that has made him a hero in his own time, rising from World War I midshipman to British chief of defense staff, tactician, statesman, trouble shooter and confidante of kings and queens with relatives In nearly every reigning house In Europe. His nephew, Prince Philip, is married to Queen Elizabeth II. In 1942, the American chiefs of staff put forward a plan for an early Invasion of Europe to open a. second front, Mountbatten recalls. Arguing ' with Roosevelt against this, Mountbatten says, "I pointed out that the ' Germans had 25 divisions stationed In France. With the pitiful number of landing craft we possessed they could easily destroy any landing without shifting a man from the Russian front. "The Americans were rath (LPITckphoto)- WARTIME CHAT Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, right, chtef of the Southeast Asia Command, chats with Gen. Joseph Stillwell in Burma in the 1944 photo. Mountbatten's own views on the historic events of this century appear in a biography published this week. Spinning Reel Mark IV Power -vi Heddons 6 ft. Casting Rod Grand Prize for; Heaviest Bass Entire Contest 9 H. P. Evinrude Sportwin Motor Garcia Trophy for Heaviest Black Bass y Heaviest Speck Entire Contest Electric Trolling Motor "I understood how much It meant to him to marry the woman of his choice how lonely his position would be without her. But I couldn't possibly agree with his decision to abdicate, because I was one of those who felt that his duty to his country should have come first," says Mountbatten. "The decision placed an Intolerable burden on his brother, the Duke of York who became King George VI. I remember, on the day of the abdication, walking up and down on the lawn with him at Fort Belvedere at Windsor, and he told me how desperately he did not want to be king, and how totally unprepared he felt. And I tried to comfort him, by telling him exactly what my father had once told his father, in equally trying circumstances: that I was sure that a naval training was the best possible preparation for being a king." The sorest point of Mountbatten's youth was the resignation of his father, German-bom Price Louis of Batten-berg, as Britain's first sea lord 2nd Prize SOUTH BEND CLASSIC Spinning Reel and Rod NEWS I ' JACK Heaviest Bass and Heaviest Speck For: in i x. Pat Burkett, Harvest Queen 1968, holds Lake Okeechobee lunker FREES! mmm- urn v In 1914 because of anti-German feeling. "It was all so stupid," Mountbatten comments. Price Louis of Battenberg had married Queen Victoria's granddaughter, Princess Victoria, had lived In England and been in the Royal Navy for 46 years. The family also had to change their name from Battenberg to Mountbatten to appease public feeling. The son not only attained the position of first sea lord but became chief of defense staff. He retired in 1965 on completing the task of unifying Britain's defense forces under one ministry. During World War II, Mountbatten had remarkable promotion from destroyer commander to supreme allied commander, South-East Asia. While awaiting a new command after the sinking of his destroyer H.M.S. Kelly in 1941, he gave lectures to officers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. "After two years of war I was appalled to see how unprepared the Americans were, and how vulnerable Pearl Harbor was to a surprise attack. "I told them so, and although some of their senior officers seemed to think I was being unduly alarmist, the C-In-C, Admiral Kimmel, agreed with me." In South-East Asia, his deputy was U.S. Lt. Gen. Joseph Stillwell. "Our personal relationship worked well, though he didn't like the British; he was rude, and he was prejudiced," Mountbatten says. "He didn'tlike staff duties, and he certainly didn't like coming to supreme headquarters. But when it came to training the Chinese soldiers and leading them in battle, StiUwell was terrific." Headquarters and Sponsor Chamber of Commerce Belle Glade, Fla. 33430 (A 11:00 PM TONIGHT 0 This Mam Is G3 Years ld RULE A Anyone may enter the tournament. 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