Masters of Battle, Monty, Patton and Rommel at War
In World War II, Great Britain, the United States and Germany each produced one land force commander who stood out from the rest. All three lived up to the epithet awarded them of ‘armour plated egos’ being arrogant, publicity seeking and personally flawed. Terry Brighton places these three dynamic characters in the same ring and allows them to fight it out against the backdrop of the great battles of North Africa, Sicily and Italy; the Normandy landings; and the push through France and Belgium into Germany.
‘The greatest generals of the war’ come alive within the pages, and it gives pause for thought when considering, ‘if neither Montgomery nor Patton had been available to the Allies and Hitler’s mental decline had not broken his trust in Rommel, the Wustenfuchs might well have won the war on the sandy beaches of Normandy.’