Petroc Posted 8 September , 2009 Share Posted 8 September , 2009 Dear all, in the course of revisiting some Great War books that I haven't ploughed through for some time, I'm currently re-reading Philip Warner's 'Passchendaele'. First published in 1987, to me it does seem a bit dated and the author has certainly nailed his colours to the 'incompetent Generals' mast; his prerogative, of course. However, one of the most irritating aspects of my own copy is the lack of precise historical references made by the author to important comments or facts contained in the text. One that struck me was the statement 'In the Second [World War], Montgomery showed himself frequently in the forward areas because, he used to say, in the First he had never seen anyone above the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel anywhere near the Front'. Would anyone know if this is a true statement? And if so, when, where and how often was it made? Andy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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