gen miles dempsey.

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by 4th wilts, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    with all the books,memoirs by other generals, ike, monty and bradley etc,aides like butcher and even generals lady drivers,authours like, dare i say it .ambrose.and half a hundred others,how do you feel about dempsey,s handling of the british 2nd army,particulary the normandy campaign.i feel the man has been overlooked,imho he was a great we have any members who know how other figures of the time thought of him,ike,monty,tedder,churchill,bradley,hodges etc,etc.and more importantly veterans views of the man.was he montys puppet,as i have read,or a very dangerous general in his own right.very interested to hear your opinions,yours very sincerely,lee.
  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Lee, I will be honest and say that I dont know enough about him to make a judgement but I will do a bit of research and let you know my opinions. your thread deserves a response :)
  3. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    It's a valid comment that Gotthard makes. I think some of it would be down to (in no small measure) other commanders being more in the spotlight/public awareness eg Monty and Goodwood, his rivalry with Patton etc. At first glance he would come across as like Alanbrooke- dependable, did the job, low key.

    It would be interesting to see/ hear from knowledgeable sources about the man. If kudos is due then this gentleman should be given recognition, if only for his valued contribution.
  4. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    i reckon he did a great job,unenviable,but considering the dispositions of the enemy,a great job.lee.

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