Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein was a Warfare good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Reported in the UK press at the time of Montgomerys visit to South Africa was an offer, by Montgomery, "to clear the blacks out of South Africa". I never did learn the reaction of the Africaaners to this offer, was he hoping to become a general again or did he get an offer to become a private soldier?
I well remember Montgomery while he was still alive and his "now then men" start to most of his speeches. I also remain convinced that when WW2 ended Montgomery was an actor without a stage and tried desperately to find another stage.AT Kunene (talk) 18:04, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Reported by whom? I see a quote from the Daily Worker, that most objective of newspapers, but that hardly means that it's true. I can't see any mention of any such offer by Montgomery in The Times, and it contradicts his public statements that apartheid was helping blacks, and that blacks should be enlisted into the South African Defence Forces. —Simon Harley (Talk | Library). 19:39, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
The battle of Al Alamein was close to never being launched. The British troops in north Africa were beginning to ask themselves what were they doing there with a German invasion of the UK likely in the near future. The Australian Prime Minister was asking Churchill "why is the Australian army in North Africa with the Japanese almost on the Australian door step". The Indian troops were becoming rattled by Ghandis "Independance for India" campaign. AT Kunene (talk) 18:13, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
The colour photo of Monty with location unknown; have a look at the black and white photo of him with Simonds, Horrocks et al. His dress is exactly the same down to the folds in his scarf, and the buckle of his belt being offset to his left. The same buttons on his Denison smock are shiny, and so on. I'd bet a few quid they were taken as part of the same shoot. Anyone else got any views? Mungo Shuntbox (talk) 12:54, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
The divisions numbers given in this article : "The increasing preponderance of American troops in the European theatre (from five out of ten divisions at D-Day to 72 out of 85 in 1945) " contradict the numbers given in this Wikipeida article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Allied_invasion_of_Germany#Allied_forces which says "At the very beginning of 1945, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, General Dwight D. Eisenhower had 73 divisions under his command in Northwestern Europe, of which 49 were infantry divisions, 20 armored divisions and four airborne divisions. Forty-nine of these divisions were American, 12 British, eight French, three Canadian and one Polish. Another seven American divisions arrived during February, with continual further reinforcement of the other Allied powers′ divisions, " — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:00, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Reviewer:ErrantX (talk·contribs) 22:38, 20 February 2013 (UTC) I'm failing this article for GA as it needs sigificant, and obvious, work. In addition the nominator appears to have conducted no work on the article. Some examples of things that would need looking at:
Lead needs expanding
There are numerous prose issues from a brief scan (for example; the Legacy section is basically a list and needs work to make it flow).
Image placement may need review
Section headings may need review (some "blank" sections etc.)