Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives

Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives

Peter Caddick-Adams / Feb 25, 2020
Monty and Rommel Parallel Lives 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 simil
  • Title: Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives
  • Author: Peter Caddick-Adams
  • ISBN: 9781590207253
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 to each nearly dying in but emerging from the first World War with glowing war records They would begin to fight each other as dThey 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 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 1940 and as they came to prominence, first in North Africa, then at the Normandy D Day allied invasion.Caddick Adams tracks 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.
    Monty and Rommel Parallel Lives Jul , In short, Monty and Rommel is not only a first class work of military history, but one of those books that makes you stop and think, and connect the dots from the past to the present The author is masterful at bringing alive these two very different and very difficult personalities, and has scads of good stories about them . Monty and Rommel Parallel Lives by Peter Caddick Adams 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. Monty and Rommel Review Stephen J Bedard Sep , Monty and Rommel are best known for their conflict in North Africa but their Second World War experience went beyond that Rommel was in charge of the German defence in Normandy and Montgomery held a leadership position in the D Day invasion. Monty and Rommel Parallel Lives HistoryExtra Sep , Erwin Rommel was famous than any of his British counterparts, to the fighting troops at least, until the arrival of Monty in command of the Eighth Army in Egypt in August . Monty and Rommel The New Yorker Monty and Rommel by Peter Caddick Adams Overlook March , And he cheerfully recognizes Monty s capacity for exaggeration or fabrication, at one point renacting a supposed Rommel vs Montgomery Military History Forum Feb , Rommel was a pure breed German soldier,fought for his fatherland and not for the Nazy Germany,where Monty was British,purely served for Britain,without any contradiction. Diptangshu ,
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      • 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 rank of major in the British Territorial Army and has served with U.S forces in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

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    1. The lives of two WWII military leaders are compared in this book.A 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 accordin [...]


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