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Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

(1900-1979), Admiral of the Fleet

Sitter in 70 portraits
Great-grandson of Queen Victoria, Mountbatten joined the navy in 1913 and rose rapidly up the ranks to command HMS Kelly in 1939. He was Chief of Combined Operations (1942-3), Supreme Allied Commander, Asia (1943-6), the last Viceroy of India (1947) and Chief of Defence Staff (1959-65). He was assassinated by an IRA bomb in 1979.

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Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, by John Ulbricht - NPG 4617

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

by John Ulbricht
oil on canvas, 1968
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4617

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(26)

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

by Arnold Newman
colour dye transfer print, 1978?
NPG P150(26)

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, by Olive Edis - NPG x15506

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

by Olive Edis
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1920
NPG x15506


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