Episode 128

Great British Commanders: WW2 Also Rans with Gordon Corrigan

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Gordon Corrigan, the Major, returns as we go through those commanders from the Second World War that missed out when we settled on Bill Slim. The big names are here: Montgomery, Alexander, Alanbrooke, Auchinleck, Harris, Dowding, Portal, Cunningham and Pound. Gordon gives his view, and in particular it’s Monty who takes quite a bit of flak. Auchinleck, Harris and Cunningham gain his approval, as does Alexander and Alanbrooke.

Episode Links

Earlier Episode: Great British Commanders: Bill Slim

The Second World War: A Military History, by Gordon Corrigan

Gordon’s Substack

Ollie on X/Twitter

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