Buy The Struggle for Europe (Wordsworth Military Library) New edition by Chester Wilmot, Michael Howard (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. This classic text describes the build-up of the invasion of Europe, and the scenes at beach-head and in the bocage of Normandy. It also discusses the disputes. Results 1 – 30 of The Struggle for Europe by Wilmot, Chester and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Wilmot has a gift, enhanced in the original edition by excellent and detailed maps, for forensic examination of the critical military operations where events hinged on a single engagement or decision; competent narratives with varied and impressive sourcing and ample footnotes.

He was present at and reported from the field for most of the actions during the liberation of Europe. Kirkus Reviews show more. That this strategy was not done under Field Marshall Montgomery’s guidance is a tragedy, according to Wilmot.

The pattern of post-war Europe, he maintains, was determined during the fighting; he sees the shaping of events through a study of wartime diplomacy and strategy and the impact on wartime policies euurope the rurope of the statesmen and generals with whom the decisions lay. When it appeared inthe book was favourably reviewed, and it is well regarded by military historians John Keegan wrote, “Wilmot effectively invented the modern method of writing contemporary military history”.

Wilmot regarded General Sir Thomas Blamey as incompetent and protested at his sacking of Lieutenant General Sydney Rowell ; in return, Blamey cancelled Wilmot’s accreditation and he had to return to Sydney. Wilmot’s cautious advocacy for Montgomery’s subsequent operations on the Rhine, however, and his balanced and insightful account of the often acrimonious competition for resources among Allied commanders does little to enhance anyone’s reputation save that of the beleaguered Eisenhower; which goes a long way toward explaining the Supreme Commander’s subsequent political apotheosis.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I will read it again at some point in the future. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The Origin of Species Charles Darwin. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The war would be a struggle for the allies to dev Trying to describe WWII in one volume is like trying to pack 10 pounds of substance into a five-pound bag.

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Mark Noce rated it really liked it Nov 27, Jul 14, Andrew Dalgleish rated it it was amazing. It also discusses the disputes among the Allies, the Anglo-American difficulties over Grand strategy, and the rhe between Hitler and his generals which culminated in the plot of July 20thas well as the pincer movements of the Russians and the Anglo-Amerian forces which brought Europe to victory.

The Struggle for Europe. I have read quite a few great accounts of the European part of World Chestef II but; this one held my interest more than any other.

He reported from Papua during the Japanese invasion inincluding the Kokoda Track campaignwhere he walked up to the forward area, around Abuari and Isurava, with fellow war correspondent Osmar White and cinematographer Damien Parer. Be warned that it is Anglo centered as the author was an English war journalist. The Woodlanders Thomas Hardy. A full story of the second world war in Europe from before the start to after the end.

Allan Phillips I don’t recall that specifically, but having read many books on WWII, I found a tremendous amount of information that was new to me.

Alex Jutte rated it it was amazing Nov 26, More than 60 years ago war correspondent Chester Wilmot wrote this, a book still regarded as among the best one volume treatments of this horrendous conflict.


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The pattern of post-war Europe, he maintains, was determined during the fighting; he sees the shaping fod events through a study of wartime diplomacy and strategy and the impact on wartime policies of the personalities of the statesmen and generals w Chester Wilmot’s The Struggle for Europe is the most highly regarded single-volume history of the Second World War in Europe.

For ChristmasWilmot euroe sent by the BBC to Australia to participate in a round-the-world broadcast on Christmas Day, where he narrated “The Queen’s Journey”, telling the story of recent royal visits.

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