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1st Edition

The Montgomery Legend

ISBN 9781032045344
Published November 22, 2021 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1967, examines the foundations and the substance of the Montgomery Legend. His appearance upon the scene in the Western Desert coincided with a change in warfare as ‘ironmongery replaced generalship’, as General Fuller observed, and with Montgomery’s victories came a British need for a Champion for all to see. The public needed a Hero as Britain’s time on the ropes ended, and it was also politically necessary, lest Britain be swamped by the power of its allies.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Inheritance  1. Churchill’s Agony  2. Redemption  3. Catharsis  Part 2. The Inheritors  4. The General  5. Alam Halfa: the General and the Battle  6. The 15th September  Part 3. Anatomy of a Legend  7. 2nd Alamein  8. 2nd Alamein II  9. The Triumphal March  10. On to Tunis!  Part 4. Under Two Flags  11. The Allied Command  12. ‘Husky’  13. Fortress Europe  14. A Soldier’s Farewell

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R.W. Thompson