Auchinleck and montgomery relationships with Churchill

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  • Auchinleck and Montgomery's relationship with Churchill
    • Wavells successor Auchinleck was not prepared for the early attack on the germans therefore he to churchill annoyance he insisted on delaying until he was prepared
      • He was sacked by churchill his delays and for not being daring or aggressive enough
    • Despite his effective attack against the germans and making good preparations for the attack.
      • he was sacked by churchill
      • Auchinleck
        • He was sacked by churchill his delays and for not being daring or aggressive enough
    • Auchinleck replacement was Montgomery who won churchill over with his self confidence
      • However churchill disliked Auchinleck and favoured 'montey' .
    • He insisted on bery through preparations involving having twice the men that Rommel had before attacking El Alamein in october 1942
    • Montgomery was credited with the first major attack victory in the war
      • However many think the credit should have gone to auchinleck due to his through preparations
      • Montgomery was very slow in the following up of his victory allowing Germany to retreat to Tunisia . But churchill still favoured him

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