By Colin F. Baxter
Within the determined summer time of 1942, Hitler looked 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 are going to stand and fight;...If we will not remain the following alive, then allow us to remain the following 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 was once either enjoyed and disliked, praised and criticized. This bibliography offers and evaluates the large physique of literature that has grown up round the arguable box Marshal. Any severe learn of worldwide struggle II army campaigns needs to confront box Marshal Bernard Montgomery, an individualist with either admirers and detractors. This ebook presents an in depth historiographical review of the literature partly I and a bibliography of vital works partially II. it's a simple reference and learn advisor for the coed, pupil, and normal reader.
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Extra info for Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1887-1976: A Selected Bibliography (Bibliographies of Battles and Leaders)
He was sent back to Camberley as an instructor. Also on the staff was Alan Brooke, the future Chief of the Imperial General Staff during World War II. Many of their students would be commanders during the war. For three years Montgomery settled down to the enjoyable business of telling them exactly how he believed battles should be fought. Montgomery had presented a number of his ideas earlier in a remarkable series of articles in The Antelope (the regimental magazine of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment).
18 Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery Colin F. Baxter, The War in North Africa, 1940-1943: A Selected Bibliography. Greenwood Press, 1996. John D. Cantwell, The Second World War: A Guide to Documents in the Public Record Office. London, 1993. Peter Catterall, British History 1945-1987: An Annotated Bibliography. Cambridge, MS, 1991. O. A. Cooke, The Canadian Military Experience 1867-1983: A Bibliography. 3rd ed. 1997. S. Enser, A Subject Bibliography of the Second World War: Books in English, 1939-1974.
20 Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery Kenneth Macksey and William Woodhouse, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Modern Warfare, 1850 to the Present Day. Viking, 1991. The entry echoes Monty's own controversial opinion that "if he had been allowed his way by General Eisenhower, [he] might have finished World War II that autumn [of 1944] with a narrow-front advance" into Germany. , The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II. Simon and Schuster, 1978. Memorabilia Monty became a household name in wartime Britain although greatly surpassed in popularity by Winston Churchill.