Strafer: Desert General

Strafer: Desert General

The Life and Killing of Lieutenant General William Gott

Hardback264pp Illustrated240x162mm

9781781590904     Product Code: 503956


When William 'Strafer' Gott was shot down and killed by the Luftwaffe in 1942, the command he had just been assigned – the 8th Army in North Africa – was given to Bernard Montgomery. Exploring his leadership and personal qualities, this biography examines Gott's formative military experiences in the First World War (during which he was a PoW and won the Military Cross), postings between the wars and his campaigns in the desert from 1940 until his death.

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