A Biography that focuses on Bernard Freyberg the man to reveal the reality behind a towering 20th-century hero.
For much of the 20th century Bernard Freyberg was a household name: a swimming champion, an action-hero, military commander and Governor-General —a physically imposing figure known to most Kiwis as ‘Tiny’, following his childhood nickname.
|Freyberg receiving support as he attempts to swim the English Channel|
In this fresh account of one of the 20th-century’s great New Zealanders, author and historian Matthew Wright approaches Bernard Freyberg the man rather than the more widely known figure of a military leader, tracking his personal journey from lower middle-class Wellington to his death in London as Lieutenant General The Right Hon. Lord Freyberg.