Eisenhower’s Broad Front vs Monty’s Narrow Front in 1944

Which was better? Eisenhower's Broad Front strategy? Or Montgomery's Narrow Front strategy? Could the Narrow Front idea have worked? And why did the Broad Front strategy go wrong? This source-backed video covers the period from August to December 1944 on the Western Front using detailed maps and animations in order to uncover the truth of the matter.

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History isn’t as boring as some people think, and my goal is to get people talking about it. I also want to dispel the myths and distortions that ruin our perception of the past by asking a simple question - “But is this really the case?”. I have a 2:1 Degree in History and a passion for early 20th Century conflicts (mainly WW2). I’m therefore approaching this like I would an academic essay. Lots of sources, quotes, references and so on. Only the truth will do.
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