Friday, 9 November 2007

I was Monty's trouble

My second encounter with General Dwight D Eisenhower in a year. 'Ike' turned up yesterday in an exhibition of the Cornelius Ryan archive, which is running for just two days at Edinburgh University. And in the transcript of Ryan's interview with the big man, which is simply pinned to the wall, Eisenhower says more about his true feelings for his British opposite number, Montgomery, that in anything previously published. Which is why the story is running nationally in the Times today. You can read it here.

Bitter rivalry of a 'dreadful' leader and a 'psychopath'

After the war, Eisenhower was gifted an apartment at Culzean Castle in Ayrshire by grateful Scots. On a mildly surreal day earlier this year, I visited the apartment with a group of Russian tour guides. Read about it here.

The Russians are coming

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