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Essential Reading: The Memoirs of Field Marshal Montgomery

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Field Marshal Montgomery (1887 - 1976) ~ Trivia

Random trivia I've picked up on Monty. I will add to the page when time permits and I have any kind of encouragement. You know, even a 'share' gives one encouragement. I don't need much!

  • If you have any trivia or photos you would like to share please e-mail me here (ihuppert5@aol.com) and I will add it. It would be great to build this up into something substantial on the great man that as many people as possible could share. A fact a day keeps the doubters away. I just made that up! Or maybe I heard it someplace else and am recycling it. Can't remember.

  • First published in 1958 Montgomery's memoirs cover the full span of his career first as a regimental officer in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and then as a Staff Officer. His choice of the Warwickshires was due to his lack of money. He saw service in India before impressing with his courage, tactical skill and staff ability in the Great War. 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. The rest is history but in this autobiography we can hear Monty telling his side of the story of the great North African Campaign followed by the even more momentous battles against the enemy and, sadly, the Allies as he strove for victory in North West Europe. His interpretation of the great campaign is of huge importance and reveals the deep differences that existed between him and Eisenhower and other leading figures. His career ended in disappointment and frustration being temperamentally unsuited to Whitehall and the political machinations of NATO.-Book: amazon.co.uk (direct link)

  • Continued an improbale friendship with Churchill long after the 2nd World War. Montgomery visited him at his home in Chartwell, Kent, after he had a stroke.

  • Churchill visited Montgomery for lunch at his Chateau de Creully headquarters (about 5 miles inland) a week after D-day on the 12th June. He visited him a 2nd time on 22 - 23 July. 1944.

  • Churchill replaced Ritchie as leader of the Eighth Army with Gott. Gott was killed by enemy action flying into Cairo for a quiet evening's rest. He then appointed Montgomery.

  • Nicknames were "Monty" and the "Spartan General".

  • Montgomery was stationed at Reigate Hill in 1941. It was a WW2 defence post in case of an invasion.

  • His years of service spanned 50 years, from 1908 (21 years old) to 1958 (71 years old).

  • Buried at Holy Cross Churchyard, Binsted, Hants.

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    Field Marshal Montgomery: Trivia >> Daily Mail - 2nd May 1945 (Hitler Dead) >> Daily Mail - 3rd May 1945 (Goebbels Dead) >> Daily Mail - VE Day - It's All Over >> Scans added of the best books of Germany during the war and after incl. definitive guide on The Nuremberg Rallies - Smartphone Page >> Best 2nd World War Book Scans Added >> British War Dvds >> Winston Churchill >> Anthony Eden >> Neville Chamberlain >> Stanley Baldwin >> Lord Halifax >> David Lloyd George >> Field Marshal Montgomery >> France During WWII

    Adolf Hitler >> Heinrich Himmler >> Josef Goebbels >> Triumph of the Will >> Triumph of the Will 2 Dvd >> Leni Riefenstahl >> Rudolf Hess >> Martin Bormann >> Herman Goering >> Who Helped Hermann Goering Escape The Hangman? >> Josef Mengele >> Adolf Eichman >> Irma Grese

    Kristallnacht >> The Final Solution >> Auschwitz >> Nuremberg Party Rallies

    The Dreyfus Affair >> From Field Marshal Montgomery to you - Field Marshal Montgomery signed books, letters and more @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) >> Advertise here >> Field Marshal Montgomery Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com

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