World Battlefronts: The Bishop's Son

Bernard Law Montgomery is an abstemious, godly and implacable man. With the zeal of the godly he went to work. Hour after hour, for twelve days, his Eighth Army had surged against every foot of Rommel's defense, pummeling the Axis Army with artillery and aircraft, clawing a way forward through barbed wire, minefield and booby trap.

The constant pressure against the 40-mile front had had its effect. Rommel in alarm had begun to withdraw his stores and supplies. To counter what seemed to be the greatest threat, at the end of his line which...

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