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Monty and Rommel

Ks and compares their military talents and personalities in battle Monty and Rommel explores how each general was raised to power by their war leaders Churchill and Hitler and how the innovative military strategy and thought of both permeate down to today's armies.. Fascinating insight into the 2 characters and they re evolution through 2 wars Though I was initially interested in what happened during WWII their progression during WWI was nevertheless fascinating particularly as you see the natural leader that Rommel became Additionally the authors insights into the Normandy landings and the German response are eually of great interest It was also great to finally get the reasoning behind the naming of the beaches after having read numerous book on the same subject over a good few years Kidnapped of great interest It was also great to finally get the reasoning behind the naming Undeniably Fated of the beaches after having read numerous book The Ira War Strategy Tactics and Military Lessons Csis Significant Issues Series Csis Significant Issues Series on the same subject Black Blue over a good few years

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They fought a series of extraordinary battles across several theaters of war that established them as two of the greatest generals of their age Born four years apart their lives were remarkably similar from their shared provincial upbringings Monty and eBook #8608. The lives of two WWII military leaders are compared in this bookA few parts of this book were riveting but the writing was too dense and the narrative was confusing in places In terms of the central claim that the two leaders were similar there seemed to be some evidence for this they were both outsiders were short and were wounded in WWI but Rommel seems to have been much of a frontline soldier rather than a staff officer and less concerned about his public standing image at least according to this book

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To each nearly dying in but emerging from the first World War with glowing war records They would begin to fight each other as divisional commanders in and as they came to prominence first in North Africa then at the Normandy D Day allied invasionCaddick Adams trac. I do want to be too harsh on this book It is very well researched and the author goes out of the way to include as many points of view as possible But I was reading for entertainment and I found the book got bogged down in details unimportant to me This book would be better suited to a student or historian with a passion for the subject than someone with a casual interest in the topic


About the Author: Peter Caddick-Adams

Peter Caddick Adams is a lecturer in military history and current defense issues at the UK Defence Academy He is the author of Monte Cassino Ten Armies in Hell and Monty and Rommel Parallel Lives He holds the Monty and eBook ↠ rank of major in the British Territorial Army and has served with US forces in Bosnia Ira and Afghanistan.



10 thoughts on “Monty and Rommel

  1. says:

    Monty the prick Rommel the putz would be the way to summarize this bookToo many Brits probably still overrate Monty as a commander I worried about that when I grokked through the book and saw Caddick Adams refere

  2. says:

    Anything about Generals Montgomery and Rommel is bound to be of great interest they were contemporaries and were

  3. says:

    The lives of two WWII military leaders are compared in this bookA few parts of this book were riveting but the writing was too dense and the n

  4. says:

    I loved this book Very impressed by the detailed research and general knowledge that would be to reuired to write a book with this insight Books by military historians can be uite dry but this one was completely engrossing through the stories of both men's experiences of WWI the invasion of France by Germany in 1940 the war in the desert and the invasion of France by the Allies in 1944 I really feel I understand these two men b

  5. says:

    I do want to be too harsh on this book It is very well researched and the author goes out of the way to include

  6. says:

    The book was well researched but too in depth for a casual reader It's perfect for a student or historian who wants all the facts But for myself it was slow dense reading It bogged down on trivial facts and connections Not a book l would recommend for the average reader

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this book Monty and Rommel are two of the most interesting generals of the Second World War Their lives paralleled each other in many ways This was a fascinating account of their military careers arranges so we see what each was doing at the same time

  8. says:

    Fascinating insight into the 2 characters and they're evolution through 2 wars Though I was initially interested in what happened during WWII their progression during WWI was nevertheless fascinating particularly as you see the natural leader that Rommel became Additionally the authors insights into the Normandy landings and the

  9. says:

    While I am not a big fan of the parallel lives theme I have found the detailed accounts of the WWI experiences to be uite informativeOverall this book was much better than I expected Lots of chapters on the WW2 experiences There is a chapter for each general on the post war impact on their legends which includes movie reviews Even the less than historical Rat Patrol TV series is mentionedI am a fan of the British General Dempsey and there

  10. says:

    An utterly brilliant work The massive uanti

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