Masters and Commanders: How Churchill, Roosevelt, Alanbrooke and Marshall won the war in the west

Author(s): Andrew Roberts

Second World War

"Masters and Commanders" describes how four titanic figures shaped the grand strategy of the West during the Second World War. Why, when the most direct route from Britain to Germany was through north-western France, did the western allies first launch assaults on North Africa, Sicily and Rome? Why, if D-Day was intended to be the start of the Allies' great thrust into Germany, did four hundred thousand men land five hundred miles to the south, in southern France, two months later? Why did the Allies not take Berlin, Vienna or Prague, and allow the Iron Curtain to descend where it did?One of the aims of the book is to show the degree to which the answers to these and many other key riddles of the Second World War turned on the personalities and relationships between two political masters - Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt - and the military commanders of their armed forces - the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, General Sir Alan Brooke, and the US Army Chief of Staff, General George C. Marshall.

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General Fields

  • : 9780713999693
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 1.2
  • : October 2008
  • : 2 Centimeters X 16 Centimeters X 9.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew Roberts
  • : Hardback
  • : 12-Aug
  • : English
  • : 940.5400922
  • : very good
  • : 720