Monty: Final Years of the Field-Marshal, 1944-1976

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Hardcover book from 1986 about Field Marshall Montgomery. His promotion came after he had won the greatest victory of the war in Normandy and the German armies were in retreat. This is the third and final volume in Hamilton's monumental biography. It traces Monty's extraordinary career in the last nine months of WWII, the bitter disagreement over Allied strategy in the autumn of 1944, the tragedy of the battle of Arnhem, the American disaster in the Ardennes, the struggle to regain the initiative for the Allies, the triumphant crossing of the Rhine, Eisenhower's decision to surrender Berlin to the Russians, and the historic German surrender at Luneberg. Monty's work in post-war Europe is also covered including his role in founding NATO.

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The third and last volume of Hamilton's massive biography of Field Marshal Montgomery is even more interesting than its predecessors. It covers the period after the victory in Normandy when Monty was promoted to field marshal; the disaster of Arnhem (for which he deserves most of the blame); his feud with Ike and his low opinion of American generalship. Eisenhower had assumed the dual role of supreme commander. Monty wanted the ground commander job for himself and felt that Ike was unequal to the supreme commander job. The last half of the book details Monty's years as commander of the British zone in Germany and chief of the Imperial General Staff, and his part in the dissolution of the British Empire. By then Monty was an old man, and it would be charitable to ignore some of his decisions. For every comprehensive World War II collection. Stanley Itkin, Hillside P.L., New Hyde Park, N.Y.
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