Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774820905 Published January 2012 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774820899 Published April 2011 For sale in USA only

Corps Commanders

Five British and Canadian Generals at War, 1939-45

Douglas E. Delaney

Corps Commanders

Douglas E. Delaney

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

408 pages
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9780774820905 Published January 2012 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774820899 Published April 2011 For sale in USA only

Corps Commanders examines how five strikingly dissimilar British and Canadian generals fought battles and fit into the British Empire armies of the Second World War. The three Canadians controlled British formations and served under British army commanders, and the two Britons worked for and led Canadians as well. Such inter-army adjustments were fairly simple because all Anglo-Canadian commanders and staffs spoke the military language of the Camberley and Quetta staff colleges. Gunners from Montreal understood guardsmen from London – no small advantage when coordinating coalition battles involving thousands of troops. Delaney’s book offers invaluable insight into interoperability and how men animate armies in war.

Contents

Foreword / David French

Introduction: Who, How, and the Common Ground

1 The Actor: Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks

2 Wit in Want of Will: Lieutenant-General E.L.M. Burns

3 The Quiet Gentleman: General Sir John Crocker

4 Wit with Will to Spare: Lieutenant-General Guy Granville Simonds

5 The Master Bureaucrat: General Charles Foulkes

Observations and Conclusions

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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