After his first meeting with General Alexander in August 1942, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks wrote that: By repute he was Winston Churchill s fire brigade chief par excellence: the man who was always dispatched to retrieve the most desperate situations. Churchill was indeed in need of a fire brigade chief. Allied forces had been chased back across the desert by Rommel. Alexander bought a new hope to the Desert Rats: he instilled them with his own confidence and thought of victory. Under his command, Montgomery was ...

The Alexander Memoirs, 1940-1945 2010, Frontline Books,, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781848325678

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