Book Review: Montgommery: Friends Within Foes Without

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By Malcolm Pill

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Because Monty didn’t really get on with the American part of the combined Allied structure, and latter disasters such as Operation Market Garden, his reputation from WWII is patchy. This book sets out to look at how Montgommery dealt with both his British command and those in the Canadian and American sides. It runs the risk of being an academic beard-stroking exercise and there is a lot of referencing other studies, but it’s insightful and very even handed making it invaluable for anyone studying the WWII command structure.
• Unicorn Publishing
• ISBN 978-1-9126-9053-4
• 306 pages • Hardback • £25
 

Reviewed in The Armourer April 2020 issue

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