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The war between the generals

Auteur : David John Cawdell Irving
Éditeur: New York : Congdon & Lattès : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, ©1981.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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This is one of the great untold stories of our time - that of the little band of generals entrusted with a historic task: invading and liberating Nazi-occupied Europe. They were supposed to be fighting the Germans, but some of their fiercest battles were fought against each other. At the center was the Supreme Commander himself, Dwight D. Eisenhower - sincere, indecisive, desperate to hold the Alliance together.  Lire la suite...
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Irving, David John Cawdell, 1938-
War between the generals.
New York : Congdon & Lattès : distributed by St. Martin's Press, ©1981
(OCoLC)558013215
Personne nommée: Dwight D Eisenhower; Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein, Viscount; Dwight D Eisenhower; Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein, Viscount
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: David John Cawdell Irving
ISBN: 0865530157 9780865530157 031292920X 9780312929206
Numéro OCLC: 7152266
Description: 446, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu: Bedfellows --
Uneasy alliance --
Alibi in Washington --
Stakes incalculable --
Patton meets his destiny --
The bomber barons --
Eyes and ears --
George, you talk too much --
Gathering the reins --
Ends and means --
Joan of Arc --
Decision --
Invasion --
Lord mighty in battle --
Anything may happen --
Headaches --
Rain check --
Something spectacular --
Banging away --
Dragooned --
Loaves and fishes --
Crimes and punishment --
Bottlenecks --
Grit --
Grip --
Mad as hell --
Hell to pay --
The main prize --
Parting of the ways.
Responsabilité: David Irving.

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This is one of the great untold stories of our time - that of the little band of generals entrusted with a historic task: invading and liberating Nazi-occupied Europe. They were supposed to be fighting the Germans, but some of their fiercest battles were fought against each other. At the center was the Supreme Commander himself, Dwight D. Eisenhower - sincere, indecisive, desperate to hold the Alliance together. Against him was Field-Marshal Bernard Montgomery, who strove ceaselessly to gain authority. Cavilling against them both were the others - the outrageous Patton, the dogged Bradley, the bomber barons like Spaatz, Vandenberg, and Butcher Harris, and Trafford Leigh-Mallory. After the war, there was a cover-up. Not until David Irving began his research did the full truth emerge. Among his unexpected discoveries was the wickedly candid diary of the obscure general who was Eisenhower s eyes and ears . Through this and other private accounts we see the war as the generals lived it - squabbling over perks and preferences, taking their mistresses with them on to the battlefield, and there are revelations about General Patton that will amaze. There are other surprises - General de Gaulle s use of torture upon his fellow Frenchmen is one, and a clear attempt by the Allies to get rid of him is another. This book is a history of command. It shows how the ambitions and personalities of the men at the top affect the course of a war and the lives of the ordinary mortals in the field.

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