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MONTGOMERY - AS MILITARY COMMANDER

Lewin, Ronald

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ISBN 10: 0713412089 / ISBN 13: 9780713412086
Published by B.T. Batsford LTD, London, 1971
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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B.T. Batsford LTD, London, 1971. 1st printing, Very Good/Very Good/hardcover/slight wear to book and jacket, Hardcover, 288pgs. An analysis of Montgomery's military career as a young officer during WW I to the Normandy Campaign during WW II. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS012031I

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Title: MONTGOMERY - AS MILITARY COMMANDER

Publisher: B.T. Batsford LTD, London

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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During the last century and a half, in fact, there has been no one in the British Army to surpass him for sheer professionalism or sustained success in the field: and that is why, in spite of all his weaknesses and limitations, he has every claim to be accepted, without cavil, as Wellington's heir.Wartime friction with American commanders has led to considerable diminution of Montgomery's reputation in the United States since the end of World War II. This is a pity since many of his ideas have once again become relevant; indeed, the progress and final outcome of Desert Storm held few surprises for those who had studied El Alamein. Montgomery's careful husbanding of his available manpower in the war's last campaign also strikes a familiar chord at a time when, at least in the Western democracies, the domestic political impact of battlefield casualties frequently outweighs military considerations.El Alamein and the final campaign in Europe after D-Day are the foundations of Montgomery's military reputation, and Ronald Lewin effectively cuts through much of the confusion generated by Montgomery's own personality quirks to arrive at a balanced appreciation of the man and the commander. From his days as a junior officer in World War I to the German surrender in 1945, Lewin examines the life experiences that shaped Montgomery, both as a battlefield tactician and as a trainer and inspirer of troops.

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