Book Review: The Yishuv’s unlikely guardian angel

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery twice played a central role in protecting the Jewish community in Palestine in the pre-state years.

By MARTIN SIEFF
May 10, 2015 16:07
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Bernard Montgomery

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (center right) arrives in Cairo following his victory in the battle of El Alamein in 1942.. (photo credit: BRITISH INFORMATION SERVICES)

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery was the outstanding British military commander of World War II and Britain’s greatest general since the Duke of Wellington. And his victory in the Battle of Normandy in 1944 dwarfed Wellington’s crowning triumph at Waterloo, in 1815.

Montgomery has been out of fashion with both British and American historians in recent generations.

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