‘STRAFER’ : DESERT GENERAL The Life and Killing of Lieutenant General William Gott, CB CBE DSO MC

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The long-overdue biography of the man who, had he not been shot down and killed on his way to take up his post, would have commanded the Eighth Army at El Alamein rather than Montgomery. ‘Strafer’ Gott was a brave, resourceful and humane soldier.

Would Strafer have beaten Rommel at the Second Battle of El Alamein and go on to drive the Afrika Corps from the Continent? Would he have gone on to defeat the Wermacht in Europe, and help bring the war to a close? The author ponders these questions.

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