- Nov 2010
- Stockport Cheshire UK
The general before him was not unlucky to be sacked, thanks to his weak command, the armour and infantry had lost faith in each other, and the Commonwealth commanders had lost faith in the British high command. Churchill wasn't wrong when he described the 8th Army under Auchenleck as " Brave but baffled".Also don't forget that Alamein II was the end of a very long and complex campaign. The general Montgomery was sent in to replace was rather unlucky to be sacked - as had others before him.