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Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War (Hardback)

Military WWII

By Nicholas Smart
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781844150496
Published: 30th June 2005
Last Released: 1st August 2007



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The six years of prolonged world-wide conflict spawned some 340 serving generals in the British Army. A number are household names (Montgomery, Slim, Wavell) and others well known to historians (Horrocks, Dempsey, Leese). But the vast majority are forgotten except by their families and regiments. Yet there were a number of extraordinary characters, ranging from highly competent to downright inadequate. The Author has researched and written entries on all, varying in length, according to the subject's importance.

This is a highly pleasing book and should prove very useful to anyone with more than a cursory interest in the war.

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