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Commemoration falls on the proper day this year. I'll raise a glass just after towish on Sunday...

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The one thing I could never understand is why after Market Garden had why wasn't Montgomery removed as a field commander?
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That I do not know. But I salute the brave and the fallen.
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The one thing I could never understand is why after Market Garden had why wasn't Montgomery removed as a field commander?
If Eisenhower did not fire him, what British general would have? Lots of American officers got fired and sent home at permanent rank.

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The one thing I could never understand is why after Market Garden had why wasn't Montgomery removed as a field commander?
The thing to remember is that it wasn't all of Monty's fault. There was plenty of blame to go around from Eisenhower down. The one thing I do know is that every year the Dutch military academy gave their graduates a test: How would you attack the Netherlands? If you said you'd attack down that single highway you automatically failed.
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Why would they testing their graduates...?
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To make sure they weren't dense enough to send an armoured corps down a single road with half a dozen bridges on it!

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The thing to remember is that it wasn't all of Monty's fault. There was plenty of blame to go around from Eisenhower down. The one thing I do know is that every year the Dutch military academy gave their graduates a test: How would you attack the Netherlands? If you said you'd attack down that single highway you automatically failed.
Sorta speaks for itself. The one thing I find amusing in all this is that, in the movie version of A Bridge Too Far, Monty is barely mentioned and all his faulty assumptions laid on subordinates.
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To make sure they weren't dense enough to send an armoured corps down a single road with half a dozen bridges on it!

Well, surely if they had graduated.... never mind.

The Dutch army didn't have a tank battalion let alone an armoured corps.
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