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    Montgomery vs. Eisenhower: Two Generals at War

    The Times (Britain)

    ... It would be hard to imagine two more contrasting characters. The American general: likeable, diplomatic, balanced and gregarious. The British general: egotistical, prickly, brilliant and caustic. Yet despite their very different personalities, and frequent disagreements, they managed to work together, and won a war together ... There was continual bickering among the top Allied brass. The American generals George Patton and Omar Bradley both detested Montgomery, who responded in kind. Patton on Monty: "That cocky little limey fart"; Monty on Patton: "A foul-mouthed lover of war"; Bradley on Monty: "All-out, right-down-to-the-toes mad".
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    Montgomery vs. Eisenhower? More like: Eisenhower, the American Montgomery. The main difference being that the former is a sound diplomat and the latter at least a soldier's general.

    But if they had not been given their important roles, their shoes would've been easily filled by other, sometimes far more imaginative and less irritating men.
    “War is waged by men; not by beasts, or by gods. It is a peculiarly human activity. To call it a crime against mankind is to miss at least half its significance; it is also the punishment of a crime.” - Frederic Manning, The Middle Parts of Fortune

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