When masters of the universe go to war

Masters of Battle: Monty, Patton and Rommel at War. By Terry Brighton, Penguin-Viking, €33.75

20th September, 2008

Masters of Battle: Monty, Patton and Rommel at War. By Terry Brighton, Penguin-Viking, €33.75

Masters of Battle is a three-pronged biography of some of World War II’s most talented generals, and even those with the most passing knowledge of the war will be vaguely familiar with the dramatis personae.

Erwin Rommel is seen as the most brilliant exponent of the German tactical doctrine of Blitzkrieg, winning spectacular victories in France and North Africa....

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