[PDF] Download ☆ Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives | by ✓ Peter Caddick Adams

By Peter Caddick Adams | Comments: ( 184 ) | Date: ( Sep 16, 2019 )

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 qualities Ever siTwo 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 qualities Ever since, historians have assessed their outstanding leadership, personalities and skill.Born four years apart, their lives were remarkably similar In this groundbreaking study, Peter Caddick Adams explores Montgomery and Rommel s lives from their provincial upbringing, through to the trench fighting of the First World War, where both nearly died in 1914 Obsessed with fitness and training, the future field marshals emerged highly decorated and with a glowing war record The pair taught in staff colleges, wrote infantry textbooks and fought each other as divisional commanders in 1940.The 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 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 is the first comparative biography written of the two It explores how each was made by their war leaders, Churchill and Hitler, and how the thoughts of both permeate down to today s armies Even though Rommel died in 1944, the rivalry between the two carried on after the war through their writings and other memoirs.This compelling work is both scholarly and entertaining and marks the debut of a major new talent in historical biography.


  • Title: Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives
  • Author: Peter Caddick Adams
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  • Page: 301
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Comments Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives

  • Stan Bebbington

    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 beyond mere politics and primarily leaders of men at war.The detail of th [...]


  • Waseem Butt

    Fascinating insight into the 2 characters and they're evolution through 2 wars. Though I was initially more 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 equally of great interest. It was also great to finally get the reasoning behind the naming of the beaches after having read numerous book o [...]


  • Perry Andrus

    While I am not a big fan of the "parallel lives" theme, I have found the detailed accounts of the WWI experiences to be quite informative.Overall, 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 than historical "Rat Patrol" TV series is mentioned.I am a fan of the British General Dempsey and there are some nice tidbits about him.


  • Brian Page

    An utterly brilliant work! The massive quantity 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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