Monday, 11 December 2017
Field Marshal Smuts on Monarchy
Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts PC, OM, CH, DTD, ED, KC, FRS, was a convert to monarchism. A Boer. he led a Commando in the Second Boer War against the Forces of HM Queen Victoria. Convinced of the virtues of monarchy, he served HM King George V in the 1914-1918 War as a field commander in Africa, and he served HM King George VI in the 1939-1945 War as a member of the Imperial War Cabinet, being promoted Field Marshal in 1941.