Books: Winnie as Villain

CHURCHILL AND THE MONTGOMERY MYTH by R. W. Thompson. 276 pages. Evans. $5.95.

Churchill hunting is in season. Rolf Hochhuth's play Soldiers accused Winnie of conniving to kill off a troublesome ally, and of provoking air raids on Britain so that he could retaliate with mass bombings on German cities (TIME, May 10). Now Author Thompson, a British journalist turned war historian, says that Churchill, to save his own skin, fashioned a hero out of a so-so soldier named Bernard Law Montgomery. This will be news to those who have always felt that Field Marshal Montgomery alone was responsible for that singular...