Leadership is based on truth and character. A leader must himself be the servant of truth, and he must make that truth the focus of a common purpose. He was unwavering in the face of adversity and was notorious for his sharp wit and direct attitude. On the one hand, he was highly appreciated among his subordinates as an exceptional commanding officer, and on the other hand, the higher ranks often found him difficult to work with. Even Churchill, who later became one of his most faithful friends once said of him:.
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So decreed Field Marshal Montgomery as he urged the House of Lords not to legalise gay sex and warned that the homosexuality bill would be a "charter for buggery". More than 30 years on, the gay age of consent has been equalised to 16, homosexuals are allowed to serve in the military - and Britain's most famous wartime general has been outed as a repressed homosexual who had "quasi love affairs" with boys and men, according to a new book. The Full Monty, by his official biographer, Nigel Hamilton, claims that Montgomery felt passionately about fellow soldiers and boys, some not yet in their teens. Professor Hamilton, whose official life of Montgomery was in awarded the Whitbread prize for biography, has drawn on hundreds of letters to and from Montgomery. He admits there was no proof of any physical relationship with any of the young men who wrote, but argues that any act would have been illegal and could have spelt ruin for the wartime hero.
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Montgomery did not come from a typical British officer class background, being the son of an Anglican bishop who was reasonably well-off but by no means rich. Being both middle-class and independent-minded were not the best qualities for a career as an officer in the British army prior to World War I. During the war, Montgomery served with distinction and was lucky to escape with his life after being shot in the chest by a sniper. He used this pause from active service to very good effect, as he had been horrified by the tactics that had been practiced during World War I and was convinced that there had to be a better way of fighting wars in the 20 th century. Instead, he preferred to reconnoiter the enemy and identify his weaknesses before attacking where he was most vulnerable.