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Title: A good soldier but a maligned governor : General Sir Archibald Hunter, governor of Gibraltar 1910 - 1913
Authors: Grocott, Chris A.
First Published: 4-Sep-2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 2009, 37 (3), pp. 421 - 439
Abstract: This article examines the governorship in Gibraltar of General Sir Archibald Hunter in the years from 1910 and to 1913. It highlights the difficulties that governors of strategically important British outposts, such as the imperial fortresses of Gibraltar, Malta and Bermuda, faced in discharging the dual roles of civil governor and military governor. Drawing upon evidence from Hunter’s biographers, the National Archives in London and repositories in Gibraltar, this article examines the effect on the careful balance of interests between the Colonial Office, the War Office and the local civilian community when such a balance was tested almost to destruction by a governor more used to front-line military action than to colonial government. This article also sheds light on why Hunter’s subsequent career was stifled—something that his biographers have hitherto failed to explain.
DOI Link: 10.1080/03086530903157615
ISSN: 0308-6534
eISSN: 1743-9329
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2009, Taylor & Francis. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History on 4th September 2009, available online at: 10.1080/03086530903157615
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