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Two men came to personify British and German generalship in the Second World War Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel They fought a series of extraordinary duels across several theatres of war which established them as two of the greatest captains of their age Our understanding of leadership in battle was altered for ever by their electrifying personal ualities Ever since historians have assessed their outstanding leadership. The lives of two WWII military leaders are compared in this bookA 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 according to this book

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And personalities in battle Each brought something special to their commands Rommel's breathtaking advance in May June 1940 was nothing less than inspired Montgomery is a gift for leadership gurus in the way he took over a demoralised Eighth Army in August 1942 and led it to victory just two months later This compelling work is both scholarly and entertaining and marks the debut of a major new talent in historical biography. Fascinating insight into the 2 characters and they re evolution through 2 wars Though I was initially interested in what happened during WWII their progression during WWI was nevertheless fascinating particularly as you see the natural leader that Rommel became Additionally the authors insights into the Normandy landings and the German response are eually of great interest It was also great to finally get the reasoning behind the naming of the beaches after having read numerous book on the same subject over a good few years The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, years

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Personalities and skillThe careers of both began on the periphery of the military establishment and represent the first time military commanders proactively and systematically used and were used by the media as they came to prominence first in North Africa then in Normandy Dynamic and forward thinking their lives also represent a study of pride propaganda and nostalgia Caddick Adams tracks and compares their military talents. I do want to be too harsh on this book It is very well researched and the author goes out of the way to include as many points of view as possible But I was reading for entertainment and I found the book got bogged down in details unimportant to me This book would be better suited to a student or historian with a passion for the subject than someone with a casual interest in the topic

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  • Monty and Rommel
  • Peter Caddick-Adams
  • English
  • 14 March 2017
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About the Author: 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 US forces in Bosnia Ira and Afghanistan



10 thoughts on “Monty and Rommel

  1. says:

    Monty the prick Rommel the putz would be the way to summarize this bookToo many Brits probably still overrate Monty as a commander I worried about that when I grokked through the book and saw Caddick Adams reference the Monty blitzk

  2. says:

    Anything about Generals Montgomery and Rommel is bound to be of great interest they were contemporaries and were in the same battle areas for most of their lives The Western Desert was the apogee of both of them as leaders of the armies fighting against each other from Alamein to Tunis and together against their greatest enemy the desert The political environment of each was very different but both regarded themselves be

  3. says:

    The lives of two WWII military leaders are compared in this bookA 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 b

  4. says:

    I loved this book Very impressed by the detailed research and general knowledge that would be to reuired to write a book with this insight Books by military historians can be uite dry but this one was completely engrossing through the stories of both men's experiences of WWI the invasion of France by Germany in 1940 the war in the desert and the invasion of France by the Allies in 1944 I really feel I understand these tw

  5. says:

    I do want to be too harsh on this book It is very well researched and the author goes out of the way to include as many points of view as possible But I was reading for entertainment and I found the book got bogged down in details unimportant to me This book would be better suited to a student or historian with a passion for the subject than someone with a casual interest in the topic

  6. says:

    The book was well researched but too in depth for a casual reader It's perfect for a student or historian who wants all the facts But for myself it was slow dense reading It bogged down on trivial facts and connections Not a book l would recommend for the average reader

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this book 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

  8. says:

    Fascinating insight into the 2 characters and they're evolution through 2 wars Though I was initially interested in what happened during WWII their progression during WWI was nevertheless fascinating particularly as you see the natural leader that Rommel became Additionally the authors insights into the Normandy landings and the German response are eually of great interest It was also great to finally get the reasoning behind the naming of

  9. says:

    While I am not a big fan of the parallel lives theme I have found the detailed accounts of the WWI experiences to be uite informativeOverall this book was much better than I expected Lots of chapters on the WW2 experiences There is a chapter for each general on the post war impact on their legends which includes movie reviews Even the less

  10. says:

    An utterly brilliant work The massive uantity of detail and the skilled adroit synthesis is breath taking I doubt we will ever again see a historian with this depth of shear knowledge regarding the two protagonists and their times

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