Bernard Montgomery Was Known For His Dashing Wit And Unbounded Ego.

by Daniel Russ on October 18, 2012

 

Bernard Montgomery

Bernard Montgomery was a flamboyant egotist, so his detractors thought. He spoke his mind and was truculent to a fault. In 1944 Alan Brooke was Chief of the Imperial General Staff and later became Viscount Alan Brooke. General Bernard Montgomery had become the topic of discussion. Brooke mention to King George VI, “I believe that Montgomery is a very good soldier. But I think he after my job.” The King replied, “Funny you should say that, I thought he was after mine.”

The Litte Brown Book of Anecdotes, Clifton Fadiman, Little Brown Books, 1985.

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