17 AUGUST 1944, Page 4

Did General Montgomery take in' anthology of historic praYers with

him to Normandy? Or has he a number of them by heart? In his address to his troops a month ago after D-Day he quoted most of Sir Francis Drake's prayer penned before Cadiz in 1587• In last Friday's address he went a century further back to 1ln prayer of the Earl of Richmond before Bosworth Field. Drakes prayer, particularly the phrase about it not being the beginning d any great matter, but the continuing of the same till it be thoroughh finished, which yieldest the true glory, is fairly well known, the Earl of Richmond's is not, and it it remarkable that Genelli Montgomery should have had it ready to hand at his Normand! headquarters.

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