Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Montgomery: D-Day Commander

Montgomery: D-Day Commander (Paperback)

£11.00
Unavailable. No reason given.
Unavailable

Synopsis

This fascinating study of military leadership follows British general Bernard Law Montgomery's military career from his cadet days and service in World War I to his great victories of World War II, including his defeat of the great German panzer commander, Erwin Rommel, at Alamein. Nigel Hamilton presents a brilliant, arrogant Montgomery, who refused to bow to authority and skated on the edge of dismissal like his American counterpart, George S. Patton. Though very different in their command styles, Montgomery and Patton became the two most successful Allied field generals in World War II. From North Africa through the invasion of Sicily, they routed the Germans in battle, with Patton as a thrusting cavalryman and Montgomery as an infantry commander devoted to applying massive force at a vital point. The author contends that Montgomery's planning and leadership transformed Operation Overlord from a Second Front project doomed to fail into a successful Allied invasion plan. Allied operations after Normandy foundered in bitter arguments and failure, for Montgomery at Arnhem and Patton at Metz.

Had Montgomery and Patton been ordered to fight in the same direction after Normandy, argues Professor Hamilton, the Allies might have ended the war in Europe in 1944. As it was, Montgomery and Patton had to save the Allies from sensational defeat in the Battle of the Bulge in what was to be their last battle together. The war ended for Monty on May 4, 1945, when he accepted the surrender of all German forces in the north.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesLand forces & warfareHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Potomac Books Inc Publication Date: 14/08/2006 ISBN-13: 9781574889048  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Unavailable. No reason given.  

NIGEL HAMILTON is the author of Monty, which won the Whitbread Prize and the Templer Medal. He is also the author of JFK: Reckless Youth and Bill Clinton: An American Journey. Currently the John F. Kennedy Scholar and Visiting Professor in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Hamilton lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

More books by Nigel Hamilton

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

God's Hand on My Shoulder: From WWII...
(Paperback)
J E Martin
 
 
£12.86
 

Currently out of stock

George Washington: Military Genius
(Paperback)
Dave Richard Palmer
 
 
£12.99
 
Atse Tewodros Is Alive! the Biography...
(Paperback)
Krassa Alem M Tewodros VII
 
 
£28.99
 

Currently out of stock

Atse Tewodros Is Alive! the Biography...
(Hardback)
Krassa Alem M Tewodros VII
 
 
£39.99
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
The Satisfaction of a Good Puzzle
21/11/2017

Alex Bellos extols the virtues of the puzzle, especially those from the great puzzle masters of Japan, and selects some of his favourite puzzle books.

#FoylesFive: Swap Snowflakes for Stardust
17/11/2017

Swap snowflakes for stardust this Christmas with some recommends that are out of this world, from Jamie-Lee from our Birmingham branch.

Read an extract of The Book of the Year
15/11/2017

Behold The Book of the Year, by the “No Such Thing As A Fish” podcasters a.k.a the QI Elves. The book is a surreal, silly and wonderful compendium of irreverent and topical facts that show 2017 in a unique light.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd