Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1887-1976: A Selected by Colin F. Baxter

By Colin F. Baxter

Within the determined summer time of 1942, Hitler appeared to be at the verge of victory in Russia and the center East. With Rommel nearing Cairo, a bit identified lieutenant-general, Bernard Montgomery, took cost of what Churchill referred to as a "baffled and bewildered" British eighth military. Assuming command, Montgomery issued his recognized order, "Here we'll stand and fight;...If we won't remain the following alive, then allow us to remain right here dead," and led the military to 1 of the Allies' maximum victories--El Alamein. "Monty" grew to become an immediately recognizable Allied chief, yet as a guy with robust perspectives, unbending rules, and outspoken frankness, he used to be either enjoyed and disliked, praised and criticized. This bibliography provides and evaluates the large physique of literature that has grown up round the debatable box Marshal. Any critical learn of global struggle II army campaigns needs to confront box Marshal Bernard Montgomery, an individualist with either admirers and detractors. This e-book presents an in depth historiographical assessment of the literature partially I and a bibliography of important works partially II. it's a uncomplicated reference and study advisor for the coed, pupil, and basic reader.

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73]. " Chandler credits Montgomery with playing "a truly vital part" in the success of Operation Overlord. , The Reader's Companion to Military History. Houghton Mifflin, 1996. The Montgomery entry is written by Alistair Home. Trevor N. Dupuy, Curt Johnson, and David L. Bongard. The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography. Harper Collins, 1992. Bongard concludes that Montgomery was an able commander. , The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Warfare. Orion Books, 1989. A favorable assessment of Montgomery's generalship by General Sir William Jackson.

They thought they were heroes, and the civilian public thought so too. " Montgomery's division was ordered to dig itself into defensive positions on the Sussex coast; however, his experience in France convinced him that a purely defensive attitude was fatal. He sought a mobile, counter-attack role, enlisting the support of Churchill himself, bypassing his superiors to their annoyance. It was in the summer of 1940 on the south coast near Brighton that Montgomery first met Churchill. In his Memoirs, Montgomery relates the famous story that when he was asked by Churchill what he would drink at dinner, he replied - water.

Myron J. Smith, Jr. World War II: The European and Mediterranean Theaters. An Annotated Bibliography. New York, 1984. Janet Ziegler, World War II: Books in English, 1945-1965. Stanford, CA, 1971. Biographical Dictionaries Lord Blake and C. S. , The Dictionary of National Biography: 19711980. T. Williams, his former chief intelligence officer and Oxford academic. John Keegan, Who Was Who in World War II. David Mason, Who's Who in World War II. Sources for Research on Field Marshall Montgomery 19 Christopher Tunney, A Biographical Dictionary of World War II.

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