“A Field Marshal in the Family” by Brian Montgomery . Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein – His younger brother Brian, himself a soldier, has written this delightful and well-informed and often revealing book looking at the background of this famous military commander.
“In a Field Marshal in the family, the author examines in an entertaining and frank manner Monty’s idiosyncratic character traits. The author describes Monty’s opposition to tradition, his Nelsonian approach to rules and regulations, his ruthlessness and his views. Although unfashionable at the time, Monty’s drive for the need for extensive training to get the maximum from his subordinates, as well as self publicity.”
Republished by Pen and Sword Books in 2010
Used : Good condition – Hard Back