St the humiliating defeat in France Behind the exploits of everyone who played
A Role In The role in the World War lay a full life In Bernard Montgomery s case the key factors were character upbringing and a long and varied military career Hamilton does a thorough ob of explaining what produced the extraordinary personality and leader that Bernard Montgomery became at exactly the moment he was needed Pure chance played a role he would never have taken command of "The British Eighth Army In August 1942 "British Eighth Army in August 1942 the first choice for the A Fairly Honourable Defeat job William Strafer Gott had not been killed in an attack on a transport plane in North AfricaAmong the highlights of the book are the clear descriptions of what an army general sob in the 1930s and 1940s actually entailed The description of the El Alamein battle is uite good although Jon Latimer s book Alamein provides far detail and benefits from later knowledge of the effect of the Ultra intelligence intercepts See also review of the excellent Vol 2 of the biography I think I ll save the main review until I finish the trilogy I do want to point out that the first volume is comprehensive readable full of interesting anecdotes and long But I enjoyed finding out about Monty s family early career and how he developed his art of command over the years The book ends with the victory at El Alamein He was a fascinating characte. Nd leader son father and husband Aided by Montgomery's numerous letters the author paints a vivid picture of world events as they shaped the destiny of one of the world's greatest field commanders Illustrated with black and white photos 871 pages.
SUMMARY Ø ALPHABETPRESCHOOL.CO.UK ✓ Nigel HamiltonVery Good writing a bit challenging could do with a good edit 798 pages This is the first part of three part biography of one of the most important figures in the British World War II leadership Thie part
concentrates on Montg Somehow he doesn t give details the author came to know and befriend Fieldon Montg Somehow he doesn t give "details the author came to know and befriend Field Montgomery which served "the author came to know and befriend Field Montgomery which served in good stead Monty the Making of a General contains 848 pages of narrative and it takes him and us only through the decisive North African battle of El Alamein There is nothing of the so called rivalry between him and Patton we ll have to wait to finish the second volume to learn of that Despite the amount of narrative it was an easy read without overmuch excruciating detail I suspect I ll get to the truth about the rivalry if I read Patton Ordeal and TriumphHamilton seems most impressed thoroughly wowed is accurate by Montgomery as a trainer of troops The detail and excellence of planning and the execution of training shows in all his peace and wartime assignments after WWI in which he witnessed much useless slaughter Hamilton says soHe does cover Monty s frailties in language which struck me as frank honest but without apology or condemnation Monty couldn t abandon his superior and commanding officer s tactics the brigade boxes fast enough and wasn t overly tactful in so doing We don t see too much of his fe. The definitive biography of Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of El Alamein Based on Montgomery's secret diaries letters and vast collection of private papers which have remained confidential and inaccessible until now this is the first volume ,
Elings after the unexpected death of his wife and there isn t much about familial relationships He seems almost all soldier true he does show some caring and tries
see his sons when he but it s not often Other bios mention the harshness of his mother toward him Hamilton s is the first explanation I ve read about this Bernard Hamilton uses this name throughout this volume later he will use Monty will write to her in affectionate termsThis volume climaxes in the battle of Alamein Here Monty uses the new mostly promulgated by him divisional tactics which his subordinates had difficulty in accepting and adopting When this caused the battle to go not as well as planned he modified his plan and achieved his victoryGood read But I need a rest before I tackle the next volume A huge biography of a important mover and shaker in World War II Thereare many uotes from unpublished letters and military dispatches Thisfirst volume takes Montgomery s life up to the end ofTO SEE HIS SONS WHEN HE
the firt battle ofEl Alamein About everything you might ever wantfirt battle ofEl Alamein About everything you might ever want know about the first fifty five years of Montgomery s life concluding with El Alamein I was compelled to read this because he s always made out to be a complete ass but he was a far interesting and compelling figure than most give him credit for A remarkably clear eyed individual who understood the need for reform amid. F the authorized life of General Montgomery Written by a historian who knew Montgomery intimately in his later years
Monty breaks entirely new ground Nigel Hamilton presents the unknown Montgomery in behind the scenes accounts of him as soldierbreaks entirely new ground Nigel Hamilton presents the unknown Montgomery in behind the scenes accounts of him as soldier