Aubrey Herbert was almost blind but served in France, Gallipoli and Mesopotamia in World War One. He was the basis for characters in the work of John Buchan and Louis de Bernières. Herbert’s life and death (he died after having all his teeth pulled in a misguided attempt to restore his sight) are a surreal tale of adventure – twice in his lifetime he was offered the chance to be King of Albania.
The King of Albania
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