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Not as bad as others are making out,
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This review is from: Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives (Kindle Edition)
I am deeply interested in the 2nd World War and I did not think this book too bad. Yes, it's difficult to compare Monty, who finished the war as a viscount, with Rommel who finished the war effectively murdered. And I think that the main idea behind this comparison is the war in North Africa which the allies won due to superior supply chains. Thereafter, I don't see much in common between the two and, in fact, I don't really see that much in North Africa other than they were opponents.
This said, there are a number of facts to be uncovered in the book which I had not previously known and are interestiing. My sympathies are with Rommel who was the better general and the more "correct" individual. Both my grandfather, my great-grandfather and my wife's grandfather served as senior officers under Montgomery and describe him in the rudest terms. He was certainly a self-publicist which detracted from the main task of winning the war.
However, back to the book. You will probably read it until the end and for that reason we can't knock it too much. You will gain some insight from it unless you are an expert in the field. Not a bad try but not a great comparison to begin with.