I am interested in getting hold of a copy of the article Bernard Montgomery wrote for the RE Journal September 1937 on The Problems of the encounter battle as affected by Modern British War Establishments, the critique of his argument and his response in Army Quarterly 1938. Two aspects of this subject interest me. Montgomery seems to have adopted some of the ideas expressed in his article as part of the philosophy hae passed on. These include the idea that the commander has to know how to win the battle before the start - a great Monty-ism. The second is the concept of the encounter battle itself in British doctrine. There were pamphlets on Infantry and armour in attack, defence or advance, but the concept of the meeting engagement per ce is not one that seems to have engaged much thought.