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WWII: Eighth Army Command given to Montgomery

13th 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.

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