Events for Friday 13th August 2021
On This Day in History
WWII: Eighth Army Command given to Montgomery13th August 1941
With the death of Lieutenant General William 'Strafer' Gott, who was given the command of the Eight Army on 3 August, Churchill's plans to split Middle East Command into two parts is dropped and overall command given to General Sir Harold Alexander. Gott's command of the Eighth Army is given to Lieutenant General Bernard Law Montgomery.
Further ReadingChurchill's Desert Rats in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy
(Paperback - 224 pages)
by Patrick Delaforce
This well researched and well written book covers the early campaigns and battles that earned The Desert Rats their fame and name.
This volume covers the difficult early years when ultimate victory was less than certain. The Nazis were victorious on many fronts and Britain stood alone.… Read more...