Definition of Lord Mountbatten from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Lord Mountbatten

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born Louis Mountbatten (1900-79) a British admiral (= senior navy officer) who during World War II commanded the Allied forces in South-East Asia. He was the last viceroy of India before it became independent, and remained there for a year as its first Governor General. He was killed while sailing off the west coast of Ireland by a bomb put on his boat by the IRA. Lord Mountbatten was a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, and the uncle of Prince Charles. He became an earl in 1947. see also Allies