Was General Montgomery really overrated in WW2? - Page 30




 
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August 20th, 2006  
Young Winston
 
 
I'll have to do some more research on that one.
September 23rd, 2006  
The Other Guy
 
 
the answer to the original question... Yes. For reasons stated in previous posts left by other members.
September 23rd, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
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Originally Posted by The Other Guy
the answer to the original question... Yes. For reasons stated in previous posts left by other members.
The answer to the original question.... No.
For reasons stated in previous posts left by other members
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September 23rd, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
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Originally Posted by Reiben
There was more than just Whittmanns tiger
Indeed. There were in fact 8 Tigers in his final attack. 7 of them were knocked out , for the loss of no Allied tanks.

He was reckless, once too often
September 23rd, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
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Originally Posted by Young Winston
Do people think that Monty should have received so much blame for the protracted battle at Caen?
No. the German defenders should be given more credit instead.
September 24th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
Montgomery did not argue against the Normandy landings, what he did do was argue for a larger force that had at first been suggested and spread over a far wider area. These points were taken on board by Ike and the plans were changed accordingly. Now was Montgomery a great battlefield Commander, well he wasn't brilliant, but he had done some good things while in forces. Now the things that are thrown at him the most is Caen and Arnhem, well at Caen there were six of the nine German divisions in this part of France fighting around Caen and they has dug in defensively in depth and it cost the British and Commonwealth forces 27.000 killed in this meat grinder of a battle and it was a battle of attrition. Now Arnhem was a bold stroke, but who would know that a couple of German Panzer Division was pulled out of the eastern front to be reequipped just a few days before Market Garden took place.
Most of the Allied planning was dull and predictable, there was no break through and encirclements except for Failse. It was advance on a broad front, where the Germans used to brake through encircle an army and destroy it, the Allied planners would not consider it.
September 29th, 2006  
Young Winston
 
 
Arnhem was a bold stroke but unfortunately for many allied soldiers Montys usual meticulous planning went out the window. Particularly his use of intelligence.
October 20th, 2006  
Lord Londonderry
 
Some of his moves in Tunisia were not that brilliant in 1943.
October 20th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
Young Winston....you mention about planning for Arnhem, did you know that Parachute Regiment had just six days to plan and train before they were dropped into Arnhem.
October 20th, 2006  
redcoat
 
 
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Originally Posted by Lord Londonderry
Some of his moves in Tunisia were not that brilliant in 1943.
Which ones ?