People: People, Jul. 21, 1947

Paths of Glory

Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, a warhorse with energy to burn, nominated himself to pull the world out of its mess. He and Marshal Stalin could do it together, Monty felt sure. "Stalin has no time for politicians," he explained to an Australian politician. "He has faith only in generals." Cracked London's Sunday Pictorial: "Monty's slipping. We thought he could handle a little matter like that all on his own."

Marshal Henri Pétain of Verdun and Vichy, now serving a life term for collaborating with the Nazis, was reported looking poorly. But when a Chamber of Deputies committee tried...

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