MONTY TAKES A HAND

History Revealed - - BATTLEFIELD THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE -

To pre­vent the Ger­man ad­vance from sev­er­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions be­tween Amer­i­can troops on the north­ern and south­ern sides of the bulge, Eisen­hower ( left) gave Field Mar­shal Mont­gomery ( right), Com­man­der of the Bri­tish 21st Army Group, op­er­a­tional con­trol in the north. ‘Monty’ han­dled things com­pe­tently and ca­pa­bly, but his ex­ag­ger­a­tion of his own role in the de­feat of the Ger­man of­fen­sive did noth­ing to foster An­glo-Amer­i­can har­mony.

HARD GO­ING

Elite Waf­fen-SS troops spear­headed the Ger­man ad­vance in the north, but they found the go­ing tough.

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