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Osprey Elite 98 : British Commanders of World War II

This book examines the key British commanders of World War II across all three branches of service. It provides the biographical details for each of the 24 commanders selected as well as giving insights into their personalities and their style of command. Assessments are made of their combat records and performances under pressure. Contemporary images and colour artworks provide details of their uniforms, dress and appearance during wartime service. The commanders brought to life by this book include Auchinleck, Alan Brooke, Cunnigham, Freyberg, Harris, Montgomery, Ramsay, Slessor, Slim, Tedder and Urquhart. Text by Ian Sumner with illustrations by Malcolm McGregor.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Commanders
  • General Alexander (1891-1969)
  • General Auchinleck (1884-1981)
  • Air Commodore Bennett (1910-1986)
  • General Brooke (1883-1963)
  • Air Vice Marshal Coningham (1895-1948)
  • Admiral Cunningham (1883-1963)
  • Air Vice Marshal Dowding (1882-1970)
  • Admiral Fraser (1888-1981)
  • Lieutenant-General Freyberg VC (1889-1963)
  • Air Chief Marshal Harris (1892-1984)
  • Major General Hobart (1885-1957)
  • Admiral Horton (1883-1951)
  • Field Marshal Montgomery (1887-1976)
  • Lieutenant-General O'Connor (1889-1981)
  • Air Chief Marshal Portal (1893-1971)
  • Admiral Ramsay (1883-1945)
  • Lieutenant-General Simonds (1904-74)
  • Air Marshal Slessor (1897-1979)
  • General Slim (1891-1970)
  • Vice-Admiral Somerville (1882-1949)
  • Air Vice Marshal Tedder (1890-1967)
  • Admiral Tovey (1885-1971)
  • Major General Urquhart (1901-88)
  • Lieutenant-General Wavell (1883-1950)
  • Further Reading
  • Colour Plate Commentary
  • Index

 

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