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Monty: Battles of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery epub

by Nigel Hamilton


Monty: Battles of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery epub

ISBN: 0340607920

ISBN13: 978-0340607923

Author: Nigel Hamilton

Category: Memoris

Subcategory: Historical

Language: English

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; 1st edition (June 2, 1994)

Pages: 480 pages

ePUB book: 1856 kb

FB2 book: 1511 kb

Rating: 4.1

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Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, DL (/məntˈɡʌməri. æləmeɪn/; 17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976), nicknamed "Monty" and "The Spartan General", was a senior British Army.

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, DL (/məntˈɡʌməri. æləmeɪn/; 17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976), nicknamed "Monty" and "The Spartan General", was a senior British Army officer who fought in both the First World War and the Second World War. Montgomery first saw action in the First World War as a junior officer of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Nigel Hamilton's award-winning Monty trilogy was hailed in both Britain and the United States as an extraordinary achievement

Nigel Hamilton's award-winning Monty trilogy was hailed in both Britain and the United States as an extraordinary achievement.

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Montgomery's relations with Churchill, de Gaulle, and Eisenhower give .

Montgomery's relations with Churchill, de Gaulle, and Eisenhower give Hamilton more than enough fodder for a grand tale that hews to the Great Man theory of history.

In The Full Monty, Nigel Hamilton is revising the three-volume biography he wrote two decades ag.

In The Full Monty, Nigel Hamilton is revising the three-volume biography he wrote two decades ago. The son of an Ulster bishop, Montgomery was decorated for gallantry as a young officer when he was wounded early in the first world wa. When I met Hamilton in the documents department of the Imperial War Museum a year or two ago and asked him what he was up to, he replied that he was at work reducing the massive three volumes of his official biography, published in 1981, 1983 and 1986, to one. Having, as he well knew, criticised them at the time as far too long and detailed, I jocularly remarked that he would find it difficult and wished him luck in the task.

Nigel Hamilton's Guide to Greenwich: A Personal Guide to the Buildings and Walks of One of England's Most Beautiful and Historic Areas - 1972. Monty: The Battles of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery - 1994. America Began at Greenwich - 1976. The Brothers Mann: The Lives of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, 1871–1950 and 1875–1955 - 1978. The Full Monty: Montgomery of Alamein 1887–1942 - 2001. Bill Clinton, An American Journey: Great Expectations - 2003. Montgomery of Alamein in Annabel and Neil Wenborn, eds British Military Greats - 2004.

Nigel Hamilton and Alistair Horne have placed two more entries in the burgeoning library of World War II. .

Nigel Hamilton and Alistair Horne have placed two more entries in the burgeoning library of World War II historiography as we celebrate the Air Force's 50th anniversary. Both authors took as their subject a man who perhaps was the Allies' most controversial general officer. Hamilton's entry is the condensed version of his official three-volume biography of Bernard Montgomery.

Nigel Hamilton's award-winning Monty trilogy was hailed in both Britain and the United States as an extraordinary achievement, "magisterial in its shape and scope, brilliantly woven, and a joy to read.

Based on Nigel Hamilton's definitive 3-volume life of General Montgomery, this account of the most professional Allied Field Commander in World War II evokes and commemorates Monty's contribution to the subjugation of Nazi Germany. With access to the Field Marshal's private papers, including his letters, diaries and military records, Nigel Hamilton has delved into the heart and soul of the man who, though vain and difficult, was driven by a determination to spare men's lives by insisting on proper planning and rehearsal.
Depending on your viewpoint--and nationality Monty was either a brilliant strategist and tactician or a dithering dolt that couldn't pull of operation Market-garden in spite of all the manpower and supplies sent his way. The truth, as it always is, is far more nuanced and complicated. What is for certain is that Monty's career is worth reflection and study, including his foibles and frailty. A marvelous book on a very complicated British General and hero of WW 2.
Gen. Bernard Montgomery was a very skilled and competent army commander. He spearheaded The british portion of the D-Day landings in 1944. But in my view, Gen. Montgomery was fighting the First World War all over again. He was not a master of mobile warfare, which was a hallmark of the second war. He seemed to prefer the set piece type of battle. I believe this is the type of battle he fought at El Alamien and in Normandy. I don't think he can be placed in the same league as Gen. Rommel or Gen. Patton. Both of these men utilized mobility to its fullest. Nonetheless, Gen. Montgomery must be considered one of history's great military commanders. JRV
Very interesting book; Having read most of my WWII history from either the perspective of Churchill or the American's, I decided I needed to know more about Monty; this is clearly a more Anglophile view. There are three main themes in this book. First; Monty was a genius of military strategy, the development of then new mechanized tactics including the integration of air, and motivating subordinates, particularly reviving 8th Army after it was both defeated and demoralized by Rommel. Conversely, he was impossible with his superiors and often his own worst enemy (impossible with his family as well). The second theme is a scathing perspective of Eisenhower and Bradley. The critique of Eisenhower is his unwillingness or inability to make decisions or set priorities, allowing things to go off the rails, Especially his decision not to go to Berlin, waiting for the Russians. Interesting Monty and Bradley initially had an excellent relationship that disintegrated during the Battle of Bulge, becoming petulant over personality more than facts. Third, the shift of power or influence from the British to the Americans as US personnel and equipment dominated, and the dilution of strategy that resulted. Agree or not, its a fascinating perspective.
Book is a very complete bio of Monty. It even goes into his family history including mini bios of his grand parents. Lots of primary source material (personal letters) and the author tries to convey the real feelings and motivations of the man from childhood onward. Only downside, though it's an easy read, the style of writing is rather dry and one may have trouble keeping interested. I still would reccomend it for anyone wanting to low more about Monty's life AND motivations.
As described+++++++AAAAAAA+++++++Will purchase other books from this author. Great facts and many details that I was not aware of before.
A letdown after reading JFK,Reckless Youth in which Hamilton writes like a Yank. In Monty he reads much more like an Englishman
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