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4.4 out of 5 stars

on 10 April 2017
It is a paradox that so much can be said in so few words. The writer Nick betrays a few personal prejudices in some of the biographies but he is mostly having fun. If you get the jokes it is worth six stars. Why didn't I buy this years ago?

The Biography of Montgomery in particular is I think the best thing ever written on him. Why waste 6m words when you can say more in a few sentences.

Nick when you retire please do a Biographical Dictionary of US, Allied and German Generals. (and don't forget the Italians).
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on 7 February 2011
As has been previously stated, the book gives a good overview of Military figures in World War 2. Many are not-in-depth, but any serious scholar of history should be looking at books specifically about the person they are interested in, and not using a general overview as their soul secondary source. A fantastic overview.
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on 25 September 2006
This book lists all UK officers who reached the rank of Maj-General or above. As a serious researcher the book gives very sketchy bios of these officers..except of course the famous generals that a student of uk armed forces during WW2 would have known. The Book leaves large gaps in the bios of lots of generals, giving very generalised info. Not sperific enough for a serious history student....alot more info can be found on many web sites now.

A good general start for someone wanting to research the leading UK military figures of WW2...but if u wanted to pad out ur knowledge of them...u would a more complete bio on the net.
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