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Two men came to personify British and German generalship in the Second World War Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel They fought a series of extraordinary duels across several theatres of war which established them as two of the Monty and eBook #180 greatest captains of their age Our understanding of leadership in battle was altered for ever by their electrifying personal ualities Ever since historians have assessed their outst. Anything about Generals Montgomery and Rommel is bound to be of great interest they were contemporaries and were in the same battle areas for most of their lives The Western Desert was the apogee of both of them as leaders of the armies fighting against each other from Alamein to Tunis and together against their greatest enemy the desert The political environment of each was very different but both regarded themselves beyond mere politics and primarily leaders of men at warThe detail of this is fascinating and is well covered by the author He keeps everything in seuence and enables the reader to contrast and compare the two lives as they progress At first this feels a little artificial as they never met but it becomes relevant as soon as they were directly opposing each otherThe totality of each story is well known especially by students of WW2 but I think there is extra mileage in Caddick Williams experienced approach

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Litary talents and personalities in battle Each brought something special to their commands Rommel's breathtaking advance in May June was nothing less than inspired Montgomery is a gift for leadership gurus in the way he took over a demoralised Eighth Army in August and led it to victory just two months later This compelling work is both scholarly and entertaining and marks the debut of a major new talent in historical biography. 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 are some nice tidbits about him

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Anding leadership personalities and skillThe careers of both began on the periphery of the military establishment and represent the first time military commanders proactively and systematically used and were used by the media as they came to prominence first in North Africa then in Normandy Dynamic and forward thinking their lives also represent a study of pride propaganda and nostalgia Caddick Adams tracks and compares their mi. 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


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 reference the Monty blitzkrieg as part of the Falaise area breakout It seems that if not tongue in cheek it was not

  2. says:

    Anything about Generals Montgomery and Rommel is bound to be of great interest they were contemporaries and were in the same battle areas for most of their lives The Western Desert was the apogee of both of them as leaders of the armies fighting against each other from Alamein to Tunis and together against their greatest enemy the desert The political environment of each was very different but both regarded themselves beyond mer

  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 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

  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 i

  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 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 passio

  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 myse

  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

  8. says:

    Fascinating insight into the 2 characters and they're evolution through 2 wars Though I was initially interested

  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 Gener

  10. says:

    An utterly brilliant work The massive uantity of detail and the skilled adroit synthesis is breath taking I doubt we will ever again see a historian with this depth of shear knowledge regarding the two protagonists and their times

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