In he published his classic book on military tactics, Infantry Attacks , drawing on his experiences in that war. Among his British adversaries he had a reputation for chivalry , and his phrase "war without hate" has been used to describe the North African campaign. With the Nazis gaining power in Germany, Rommel gradually came to accept the new regime, with historians giving different accounts on the specific period and his motivations. Because of Rommel's status as a national hero, Hitler desired to eliminate him quietly instead of immediately executing him, as many other plotters were. Rommel was given a choice between committing suicide , in return for assurances that his reputation would remain intact and that his family would not be persecuted following his death, or facing a trial that would result in his disgrace and execution; he chose the former and committed suicide using a cyanide pill. Rommel has become a larger-than-life figure in both Allied and Nazi propaganda , and in postwar popular culture, with numerous authors considering him an apolitical, brilliant commander and a victim of the Third Reich , although this assessment is contested by other authors as the Rommel myth.
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He also took part in the Battle of Passchendaele in late before finishing the war as chief of staff of the 47th 2nd London Division. He then continued in command of the 21st Army Group for the rest of the North West Europe campaign , including the failed attempt to cross the Rhine during Operation Market Garden. When German armoured forces broke through the American lines in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge , Montgomery was given command of the northern shoulder of the Bulge. By the end of the war, troops under Montgomery's command had taken part in the encirclement of the Ruhr Pocket , liberated the Netherlands, and captured much of north-west Germany. Henry Montgomery, at that time Vicar of St Mark's Church , Kennington, was the second son of Sir Robert Montgomery , a native of Inishowen in County Donegal in Ulster ,  the noted colonial administrator in British India , who died a month after his grandson's birth. Bernard's mother, Maud, was the daughter of The V.
Great Commanders. Bernard Law Montgomery was born in London in However, he went on to make a full recovery. He saw out the rest of the war as a staff officer, serving in the Battles of the Somme and Passchendaele This proved vital during the evacuation of Dunkirk in
The night is dark, the night is cold. My little spark of courage dies. The night is long. Be with me, God, and make me strong. Cuba, was crowded with the soldiers of the Black Watch Regiment, seated at small tables playing cards, or lolling on the floor against the walls reading books.