4 edition of Montgomery of Alamein found in the catalog.
Montgomery of Alamein
Presents a biography of the World War II military commander who led the British Eighth Army to victory in North Africa and served as commander of all the ground forces during the invasion of Normandy.
|Statement||Eva Bailey ; illustrated by Catherine Bradbury.|
|Genre||Juvenile literature., Biography|
|Series||Profiles, Profiles (London, England)|
|Contributions||Bradbury, Catherine, ill.|
|LC Classifications||DA69.3.M56 B35 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||61 p. :|
|Number of Pages||61|
|LC Control Number||86177003|
He was destined for great things. The British also had more artillery and aircraft but nowhere did they enjoy the the three-to-one ascendancy staff colleges usually insist is the proper ratio for an offensive. Currie gave the order to charge. It was uncharacteristic of Montgomery's battles: the offensive was strategically bold, but poorly planned. However, soon after British armoured units and infantry broke through the German and Italian lines and were pursuing the enemy forces at speed along the coast road, a violent rainstorm burst over the region, bogging down the tanks and support trucks in the desert mud.
Love him or loathe him, you cannot study the breadth of the North-West Europe campaign without considering the input of this awkward but fascinating man. Hamilton is quite frank about this, but he goes much further. The front face of each Montgomery of Alamein book was lightly held by battle outposts and the rest of the box was unoccupied but sowed with mines and explosive traps and covered by enfilading fire. The Italians included the recently arrived Folgore Parachute Division which had already proved its worth when, at the end of September, they gave very short shrift to a local attack by a brigade of British infantry as new to the desert as they were. Despite considerable material superiority he won Alamein by a narrow margin.
Despite his tactless uncompromising manner his career flourished between the wars but it was during the retreat to Dunkirk that his true brilliance as a commander revealed itself. After the battle the U. In Octoberafter a two-year seesaw campaign across Montgomery of Alamein book wasteland of western Egypt and eastern Libya, the British Eighth Army not only achieved a significant military victory over the combined German-Italian Panzer Army but also provided an enormous psychological boost for the Allies. The front face of each box was lightly held by battle outposts and the rest of the box was unoccupied but sowed with mines and explosive traps and covered by enfilading fire. With the failure of the offensive at the Battle of Alam el Halfa, the Axis forces went onto the defensive but losses had not been excessive. Surely, faced by this threat to his rear, Rommel would then have to turn back?
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This was the general who, after three years of world war, had delivered Britain its first major land victory against the Germans. Montgomery ordered all contingency plans for retreat to be destroyed.
Progress was slower than planned but atthe first of the tanks crawled forward.
Montgomery was ordered to make ready his 3rd Division to invade the neutral Portuguese Azores. The British also had more artillery Montgomery of Alamein book aircraft but nowhere did they enjoy the the three-to-one ascendancy staff colleges usually insist is the proper ratio for an offensive.
Fighting continued in this area for the next week, as the Axis tried to recover the small hill that was so important to their defence. Their casualties, particularly in officers, were heavy during the initial attacks. The Italian Trento Division had lost 50 per cent of its infantry and most of its artillery, the th Light Division had lost two battalions.
This was done plainly in a tent without any ceremony. It was uncharacteristic of Montgomery's battles: the offensive was strategically Montgomery of Alamein book, but poorly planned.
In his acknowledgments, Hamilton confirms that it was his original intention to produce a single condensed version, but that his work as a university teacher of the history Montgomery of Alamein book 20th-century biography had convinced him that "what was acceptable to one generation became inadequate for the next", and that "a committed biographer cannot avoid controversy in the quest to Montgomery of Alamein book his work actual".
He grouped the British XXX Corps as a strategic reserve behind the Meuse and reorganised the US defence of the northern shoulder, shortening and strengthening the line and ordering the evacuation of St Vith. The forty mile Alamein line, anchored securely between the Mediterranean and the gigantic salt marsh sinkhole of the Qattarah Depression, was the best defensive position in North Africa because it was impossible for tanks to go around either flank.
IV Ausf F. At dawn, the KRRC had not reached its objective and had to find cover and dig in some Montgomery of Alamein book from Woodcock. Pandemonium and carnage ensued, resulting in the loss of over Allied troops, and leaving only one officer among the attacking forces.
Initially Montgomery's role was to guard the flank of the American advance. Throughout the book Hamilton harps on the theme that the modern, democratic Montgomery's advancement was blocked by the "aristocratic, class-conscious" military and political establishment, the prime example being the selection of Gott to command the eighth army.
Montgomery was a first-class soldier and general; it was a pleasure to serve under him or on his staff. The plan was for 2nd Armoured Brigade to pass round the north of Woodcock the following dawn and 24th Armoured Brigade round the south of Snipe.
An inspirational commander whose self-confidence was legendary, Montgomery's military life has proved to be a great lesson for leaders in the years since. Needless to say, much previous analysis of this position has been presented in terms of his undoubted personal ambition when the reality was much more nuanced; although there is no denying his head swelled as his achievements and fame grew.
Rommel was ill and in early September, arrangements were made for him to return to Germany on sick leave and for General der Panzertruppe Georg Stumme to transfer from the Russian front to take his place.
Although Malcolm Pill was bound to consider the impact of earlier events, he sticks unflinchingly to the script of the timetable from the planning of D-Day to the collapse of the Third Reich. Ultimately, those fears were borne out when he collapsed in mid-ceremony in and did not perform this function again.
Ninth Army remained under 21st Army Group until it crossed the Rhine. He saw service in India before impressing with his courage, tactical skill and staff ability in the Great War. However, Hamilton's monotonous, exaggerated, long-winded, excessively detailed hagiography, allowing almost nobody else any credit, begins to turn one not just against the author but against the subject himself.
It is up to the students to not only be their best in school but in their behaviour outside of Viscount. He was ruthless in sacking officers he considered would be unfit for command in action.Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC; 17 November – 24 March ), nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General", was a British Army officer.
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Montgomery of Alamein by. Bernard Montgomery. avg rating — 11 ratings. Want to Read saving.Book is in general good condition. There is some light reading wear present, but still ebook presentable ebook. Here Is The Field Marshall's Own Account Of That Long, Long Road Which Started So Valiantly At Alamein And Led Through Egypt, Libya, Tunis, Sicily, Italy, France, The Low Countries, Germany, To The Very Shores Of The Baltic.