Swindon, (2nd ed., 1992). 192 pp., profusely illustrated with cold., + b&w photo-ills., ills., maps & plans. D.j., 31 x 23cm. FINE. After serving in various trouble spots, including Ireland and the Middle East, Montgomery really came into his own in World War II when he took command of the British Eighth Army near El Alamein. The result of this promotion is now regarded as the turning point of the war and Monty went on to play a crucial role in the invasion of Italy, D-Day and the liberation of Europe. In this richly illustrated biography, which contains rare photos from Monty’s youth, the author examines the whole range of Monty’s characteristics that made him the man he was.