1100 Miles with Monty: Security and Intelligence at TAC HQ (New edition)

1100 Miles with Monty: Security and Intelligence at TAC HQ (New edition)

By: Norman Kirby (author)Paperback

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From 1943 to 1946, Norman Kirby was in charge of intelligence and security at General Montgomery's Tactical HQ, 21st Army Group. It was a charge which carried with it the burden of Monty's personal safety and placed Sergeant Kirby in a privileged position at many key events of the war. As a linguist, Kirby acted as Monty's interpreter and link with the local people, and his work brought him into contact with a wide spectrum of the population as the Allied advance pushed on from the beaches of Normandy through Europe. Here, Kirby paints a world full of intrigue and the utmost danger, populated not only by the war-weary citizens of France, Belgium and Holland, but the sinister figures of spies and agents provocateurs and by shadowy members of the Resistance.

About Author

Norman Kirby had a unique job in WW2 - he was Field Marshall Montgomery's head of securirt and intelligence. He was also his official interpreter which as can be imagined often presented difficulties as he selected a less inflammatory vocabulary as he dealt with allies and enemies alike. His was the task of telling an irate trio of Eisenhower, deGaulle and Churchill they could not visit Monty's.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780750934282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780750934282
  • ISBN10: 075093428X
  • edition: New edition

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