MONTY’S FINEST HOUR

AT THE HELM

JOHN ASH SAT DOWN WITH HISTORIAN JAMES HOLLAND FOR A CHAT ABOUT BRITISH GENERAL BERNARD MONTGOMERY, HOW HE FOUGHT AND LED IN NORMANDY AND, OF COURSE, ABOUT HIS LEGENDARY WARTIME REPUTATION.

The Allied Supreme Command in early 1944, L to R; Lt-Gen Bradley, Adm Ramsay, ACM Tedder, Gen Eisenhower, Gen Montgomery, ACM Leigh-Mallory, and Lt-Gen Bedell Smith.

Q : As an introduction, what was Montgomery’s role in Normandy and what were his plans and objectives?

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