Henderson, J. with Douglas-Home, J.


Stroud, 1st ed., 2005. Xiv + 178 pp., numerous photo-ills. D.j., 27 x 20cm. FINE. For four years the author, Johnny Henderson, lived with Monty day in and day out, serving as his aide-de-camp in the Eighth Army. Shortly before he died the author wrote about his time with Monty. His series of insightful anecdotes and brief pen sketches give a fascinating and often humorous window on life with Monty and those with whom he worked, or came into contact, during the war years. Drawing on his own unpublished private photograph albums and the photographic collections from the Imperial War Museum, the author relates his time as Monty's ADC, from the Western Desert to Berlin, in the form of a photographic anecdotal scrap book. His pithy observations of life at Tac HQ make a unique contribution to our understanding of what made Monty 'tick' and shows a lesser-known lighter side.

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