World: The Man Who Was Larger Than Life

If you want to be a leader of a largeI number of men," Lord Mountbatten once observed, "you can't go around like a shrinking violet hiding yourself: you've got to put on a bit of an act. It must be sincere, it's no good having a bogus act. You've got to play up any qualities you have and blow them up larger than life."

Throughout a remarkable lifetime as an influential member of the royal family, as an acclaimed combat hero and strategic planner in World War II, Lord Mountbatten's considerable qualities indeed seemed larger...

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