World Battlefronts: Memoirs of Monty

Hawk-eyed, didactic General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery is the darling of the British public, the despair of the brass-hatted British War Office. Many a tender-skinned staff officer has quoted an apocryphal toast, usually attributed to Winston Churchill: "To General Montgomery! Indomitable in defeat, indefatigable in attack, insufferable in victory!" When Monty turned up in London last week, primed to take command of British ground troops in the invasion of Western Europe, he had again endeared himself to his men if not to the War Office. He had left with them a forthright farewell...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!