Allied Commanders of World War II by Anthony Kemp, Angus McBride

By Anthony Kemp, Angus McBride

Winning generals have all had the power to set up a rapport with either their staffs and their males; all of the nice Allied commanders of global warfare II portrayed during this booklet had this skill to a better or lesser quantity. the second one international struggle, not like the 1st, fostered the projection of 'characters', because of the facility of the media. Montgomery and Patton may perhaps either have made a occupation in convey enterprise; yet this doesn't decrease their status as box commanders. Anthony Kemp does a firstclass activity of analyzing the careers and personalities of the Allied Commanders who engineered the downfall of Hitler.

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Also, Berle to FDR, 5 January 1942, Box 67, Adolf Berle Papers, FDR Library. Hornbeck to Smyth, Hamilton and Berle, 17 December 1941, Box 385, Stanley K. Hornbeck Papers, Hoover Institution. Kenneth Landon to Margaret Landon, 12 January and 6 February 1942, Box 1, B6, Kenneth and Margaret Landon Collection, Wheaton College. One of the first Thai students to volunteer for military service, Phisut Suthat (letter to the author, 16 December 2003) recalled that Landon expressed this view to Thai students during frequent visits at the Thai Legation during December 1941 and provided news of developments in Southeast Asia.

He also realized that if Thai volunteers were dispersed within the 51 52 53 M. C. , Neung satawan Suphasawat, 225. Khap to Babbitt, 25 March 1942 and Donovan to Joint Chiefs of Staff, 16 August 1942, Reel 110, “Office of Strategic Services Microfilm Copy of Files Selected for Filming by Gen. William J. Donovan, Director of Strategic Services,” US Military History Institute, Carlisle, Barracks, PA. ” “Recommendation for Promotion,” Box 2, M. , Folder 2991, Box 172, Entry 154, RG 226, USNA; and James Grafton Rogers, Wartime Washington: The Secret OSS Journal of James Grafton Rogers, edited by Thomas Troy (Frederick, MD, 1987), 9, 14.

28 Seni subsequently claimed that Bangkok had instructed him by telegram to deliver the war declaration to the State Department, but he dramatically informed Hull of his unwillingness to do so at a face-toface meeting in the latter’s office. 29 Bangkok had queried Seni about his failure to uphold his government’s policy in a telegram relayed via the Thai Minister in Portugal, but Seni told Berle on 29 January that he had received no official notification of the declaration of war through that or any other channel.

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