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People/Characters: Garnet Wolseley

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All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To by Stuart LaycockLieutenant General
Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa by Martin Meredith
Eminent Victorian Soldiers: Seekers of Glory by Byron Farwell
Flashman and the Dragon by George MacDonald FraserGarnet Joseph Wolseley
The Great Anglo-Boer War by Byron Farwell
Khartoum 1885: General Gordon's Last Stand by Donald F. FeatherstoneField Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley
Masters of the Art of Command by Martin BlumensonGarnet Joseph Wolseley
The River War by Winston S. Churchill
The Scramble for Africa: 1876–1912 by Thomas Pakenham
The Sudan Campaigns 1881-98 by Robert Wilkinson-LathamField Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley
The tunnel under the Channel by Thomas Whiteside
Wars of Imperial Conquest in Africa, 1830-1914 by Bruce Vandervort
Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 by Saul David

Character description

... Lieutenant-General Sir Garnet Wolseley, the Adjutant-General of the British Army. A veteran of the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny who was considered to be an expert on the art of surprise attack - his rout of such foes as King Koffee in the first Ashanti War of 1873-4, as well as the great promptitude with which he was said to have "restored the situation" in the Zulu War, made him a well-known figure to the British public - Sir Garnet Wolseley had a dual reputation as an imperialist general and a soldier with advanced ideas on reform of the supply system of the British Army. In fact, his enthusiasm for efficiency was such that the phrase "All Sir Garnet" was commonly used in the Army as a way of saying "all correct." The actor George Grossmith made himself up as Wolseley to sing the part of "a modern Major-General" in performances in the eighties of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Sir Garnet later became Lord Wolseley and Commander-in-Chief of the British Army.

Thomas Whiteside, The tunnel under the Channel (1962), pp. 48-49.

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