'Hobo', before Lee manages to work his way through all of the Generals I thought I would start a thread in praise of one of my favorites. Being made a Major General in 1937 he outranked many of his superior officers in 21st Army Group. He was of course older and many know that in 1940 he was retired and put out to grass. He joined the local defence volunteers as a Lance Corporal. It wasn't until this week that I found out where. He was in the Home Guard in his home town of Chipping Campden, the place where I went to school. He was also Monty's brother-in-law, Monty married his sister. Apparently the two men did not always see eye to eye. Recalled to the flag in 1941 by Winston Churchill after a campaign in 'The Sunday Pictorial' newspaper. Best known for his 'funnies' and his leadership of the 79th Armoured Division in Normandy and beyond, his vision regarding armoured engineering was second to none. I don't think that I have ever read a bad word said about him. Does anyone else have any opinions of the man? I must also read his biography 'Armoured Crusader', anybody read it?