National Affairs: New Battle of Gettysburg

Like any proper British officer, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of El Alamein has a passing tactical knowledge of the Battle of Gettysburg. But for West Pointer Dwight Eisenhower, the Confederacy's high-water mark holds more than passing fascination. Ike first refought Gettysburg 40 years ago while stationed at nearby Camp Colt as a tank-corps captain. He has fought it since from his farm close by the field where the Confederates made their final desperate charge. Last week, carrying out a three-year promise, he took Old Comrade in Arms Montgomery out to fight it again....

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