Was General Montgomery really overrated in WW2? - Page 21




 
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January 5th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
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Originally Posted by zander_0633
haha,So it was all General Patton's fault?
I'm not sure what you mean by 'fault' but it is a fact that the race was mainly in Patton's mind.

Here's an American site which has a good article on the 'race'.
Even though its pro-American in bias, it admits the race was mainly of Patton wishing to beat Monty.
http://historynet.com/ah/blpattontomessina/index.html
January 5th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox
Patton don't like Monty. I don't know why he don't like Monty. Please go rent "Patton" movie, it about between Patton and Monty racing to Sicily.
If you want a true understanding of the relationship between Patton and Monty (or Patton and anybody else for that matter) do not rent the movie 'Patton', its pure Hollywood, and has no basis in fact.
January 6th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Thansk redcoat, BTW, which country do you come form?
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January 6th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by redcoat
If you want a true understanding of the relationship between Patton and Monty (or Patton and anybody else for that matter) do not rent the movie 'Patton', its pure Hollywood, and has no basis in fact.
Oh...okay.
January 7th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
haha
January 7th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Thansk redcoat, BTW, which country do you come form?
I'm a Brit

ps, About the Patton v Monty issue, it quite annoys me.
Patton and Monty were both excellent generals, of that there is little doubt.
So why fans of Patton, and the fans of Monty seem to spend all their time insulting each other is baffling.
January 7th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, I think it is because of their "race" in WWII!
January 7th, 2006  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by redcoat
I'm a Brit

ps, About the Patton v Monty issue, it quite annoys me.
Patton and Monty were both excellent generals, of that there is little doubt.
So why fans of Patton, and the fans of Monty seem to spend all their time insulting each other is baffling.
They pretty much hated each other, so I guess some of that carries over.
January 8th, 2006  
Reiben
 
 
I suppose we could turn the discussion on its head and ask was Patton overrated??

He did well in the break out but not so well towards the end of '44. I am thinking before the bulge in Germany.
January 8th, 2006  
Doppleganger
 
 
Yes he is overrated in the same way that Erwin Rommel is.