Monty and Rommel by Peter Caddick-Adams
Parallel Lives

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Two men came to personify Allied and German generalship in the Second World War: Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel.

They fought a series of extraordinary battles across several theaters of war that established them as two of the greatest generals of their age. Born four years apart, their lives were remarkably similar--from their shared provincial upbringings to each nearly dying in but emerging from the first World War with glowing war records. They would begin to fight each other as divisional commanders in 1940 and as they came to prominence, first in North Africa, then at the Normandy D-Day allied invasion.

Caddick-Adams tracks and compares their military talents and personalities in battle. Monty and Rommel explores how each general was raised to power by their war leaders, Churchill and Hitler, and how the innovative military strategy and thought of both permeate down to today's armies.

About Peter Caddick-Adams

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Peter Caddick-Adams is a Lecturer in Military and Security Studies at the United Kingdom's Defence Academy and author of Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives. He holds the rank of major in the British Territorial Army and has served with U.S. forces in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Published February 16, 2012 by Overlook. 653 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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Two consummate military men who led their respective countries to victories receive the full-on character treatment by a British military historian.

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The Army Rumour Service

I hadn't realised, before reading this book, how different their WW1 experiences had been: Monty spent the majority of the war as a staff officer, planning in various formation headquarters whereas Rommel spent the majority of his war (less the final year – probably fortunately for him) serving o...

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BBC History Magazine

One soldier I have interviewed about the desert war, Private Alex Franks, remarked unashamedly that he would have preferred to have been commanded by Rommel than any of the British generals under which he had the misfortune to be led in 1940 and 1941.

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