Montgomery, Bernard



Field marshal Bernard Montgomery is not undisputed. On the one hand, he was the one who defeated the German Afrika Korps in late 1942 adding a little luster again to the blemished British blazon; he was also very much concerned about the fate of his soldiers. On the other hand he was known as egocentric, tactless and insinuating, especially to the Americans. He also was the mental father of Operation Market Garden which ended in disaster. Walter Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff of Dwight Eisenhower (Bio Eisenhower) during the war, said to him: "You may be great to serve under but you sure are hell to serve over."

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Bernard Montgomery in 1942, as commander of 8th Army.
(Source: Imperial War Museum)


Translated by:
Arnold Palthe
Article by:
Wesley Dankers
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