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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2018 8:38 p.m. PST

…. Ardennes Campaign, 1944

"Whatever Eisenhower's qualifications as supreme commander, he was out of his depth as a field general. This is the point of view taken by the late Robin Neillands in The Battle for the Rhine.

Like his celebrated American counterpart Stephen Ambrose, Neillands was a popular historian, at his best blending oral histories into a narrative. His works include The Bomber War and The Great War Generals on the Western Front 1914–18. The former Royal Marine commando was also adept at defending British military leadership, even in unlikely circumstances. This perspective lent his work a distinctive British cast that understand ably minimized its American market and kept him relatively unknown here.


That may change, now that an American edition of this provocative book has appeared, but the change may not be all for the better. Here, Neillands takes the offensive, comprehensively attacking American influence on the planning and execution of the European campaign between the breakout from Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge—and thus raising the often-debated question of whether Dwight D. Eisenhower blew the Allies' chance to end the European war more quickly….."
Full review here

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Thresher0114 Aug 2018 12:31 a.m. PST

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess this is from a British author.

Wonder what his position is on Monty's airlift?

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

Not really much of a limb if you read the review….states right up front

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

(smile)

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mollinary14 Aug 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

Regardless of the quality of the original book, the review bears all the hallmarks of its author, Dennis Showalter's, considerable skills as a historian.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Thanks!.


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