OPINION: Slams Across the Sea

Few Britons had yet read General Dwight Eisenhower's war memoirs, Crusade in Europe (TIME, Nov. 22).* But by last week Anglo-American waters were already ink-black with controversy over them. The British press, which reserves to itself the right to criticize British heroes, broke out with salvoes of criticism of General Ike.

"Utterly Untrue." The heaviest barrage came from London's Sunday Times† whose "military correspondent," Colonel C. D. Hamilton, once served on the staff of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery. Treating Eisenhower's memoirs as an attack on Montgomery, Golonel Hamilton counterattacked: "One is forced-to the conclusion . . . that General...

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