Bernard Montgomery

Leadership, Strategy, Conflict

By Timothy Robert Moreman; Graham Turner (Illustrator)
(Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781849081436, 64pp.)

Publication Date: November 23, 2010

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This Osprey Command title looks closely at the early life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, first Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), perhaps the best-known, most highly respected and most controversial British general of World War II. "Monty's" reputation was made while in command in North Africa, in the Mediterranean and then North-West Europe. Arguably his best-known achievement was rebuilding a dispirited and defeated eighth army and inflicting a decisive defeat on Rommel at El Alamein.
Montgomery's style and exercise of command and his personal reputation were largely shaped by his highly driven, but often difficult and enigmatic personality. He made an incalculable contribution to the Allied victory in Europe, and his leadership had played a crucial role in transforming the British Army into a war-winning weapon.



About the Author
Tim Moreman is a freelance writer and academic. For several years he lectured in the Department of War Studies at King's College London, where he also obtained his PhD. He also held a six-month appointment as Resident Historian at the Army Staff College at Camberley. In addition to a number of articles and papers, he has also worked for the new 'Dictionary of National Biography' and acted as a historical adviser for the BBC and Carlton Television. This is his first book for Osprey. He is based in Somerset, UK.

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.
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