British Commanders of World War II

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British Commanders of World War II

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This book examines the key British commanders of World War II (1939-1945) across the three branches of service. As well being provided with biographical details for each of the 24 commanders selected, we are given fascinating insights into their personalities and their style of command. Assessments of their combat records and performances under pressure are also supplied. Contemporary images and magnificent 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The commanders · General Alexander (1891?1969) · General Auchinleck (1884?1981) · Air Commodore Bennett (1910?86) · 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

Product details

Published Nov 21 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841766690
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 48 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 98
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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