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Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton : Major-General who was an Author

Kavishala DailyKavishala Daily October 21, 2021
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“The fighter who give their all will be around next year.

Don’t save anything.

Give it all you got.” 

– George Foreman 

Kavishala presents a brief biography of Major-General Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton, KBE,CB,DSO who was born on 21st of Oct,1868 in Bengaluru India and a British Army officer who played a part in the development and adoption of the tank during the World War I.

Although being a war correspondent and Author of several short stories on military themes. He is credited, along with fellow officer Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Dally Jones, having initiated the use of the word "tank" as a code-name for the first tracked, and armoured fighting vehicles. He had published several books of non-fiction and fiction including two books under the pseudonym O'le Luk-Oie. 

Come on let's read what Major-General says -

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General

 I am the very model of a modern Major-General,

    I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral,

    I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical

    From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;

    I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,

    I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,

    About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,

    With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse

I’m very good at integral and differential calculus;

    I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:

    In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,

    I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

 I know our mythic history, King Arthur’s and Sir Caradoc’s;

I answer hard acrostics, I’ve a pretty taste for paradox,

   I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus,

    In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous;

I can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies,

    I know the croaking chorus from the Frogs of Aristophanes!

    Then I can hum a fugue of which I’ve heard the music’s din afore,

    And whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.


His Famous Books

  • The Defence of Duffer's Drift (1904)
  • The Green Curve (1909)
  • The Great Tab Dope (1915)
  • The Study of War (1926)
  • Swinton, Major-General Sir Ernest D. Eyewitness Doubleday, Doran & Co, (1933)
  • Over My Shoulder (1951)
  •  An Eastern Odyssey: The Third Expedition of Haardt and Audion-Dubreuil (1935)


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