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Odd That British General Bernard L Montgomery Is Not Really In The Film


Odd That British General Bernard L Montgomery Is Not Really In The Film.

They show some real archival footage of him and D-Day planning but for the most part he is a no show.

It would have been cool to see American General Patton's reactions to all that failed with Market Garden since he had an alternate plan to capture the bridge into Germany.

I wonder if Patton could have pulled it off?

One of my favorite quotes of Patton's is "Lead, follow or get out of the way."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Montgomery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Patton

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bridge_Too_Far_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bridge_Too_Far_(book)

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Don't believe the attribution of every quote you read.

The best diplomat I know is a fully charged phaser bank.

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It was the same as Eisenhower never being in the movie 'Patton'.

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More like if Eisenhower would not have been in The Longest Day (which he was, character that is).

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They couldn't find a lense big enough to film his ego.

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Nevertheless, I like this from his page in Wikipedia:

"During a visit to the Alamein battlefields in May 1967, he bluntly told high-ranking Egyptian Army officers that they would lose any war with Israel, a warning they ignored to their cost only a few weeks later."

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Are you talking about Montgomery or Patton here? No shortage of ego with either.

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True.
However, it seemed that Patton had the skills to back it up.

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Obviously Monty as Patton died in 1945!!! Duh

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