Victory In Europe: Monty's Moment

Like a householder who took his visitors for tradesmen, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery stood in the door of his motor van and demanded icily : "What do you want?" Facing him, beside a copse of silvery birches on the bleak, rolling moorland of Lüneberg Heath— where the Wehrmacht used to hold maneuvers— stood four German officers: the Commander in Chief of the German Navy, the Chief of Staff of the Wehrmacht command in the north, and two members of their staffs.

It was up to General Admiral Hans Georg von Friedeberg (head of the German Navy since Admiral Doenitz...

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