Letters – Issue 128

Costello errors Despite its brevity, Ken Ross’s article on Dan Davin’s memoir of Paddy Costello (NZRB Spring 2019) contains a quite remarkable number of factual errors. By my count, there are 18 – there may be others beyond my ken, so to speak – the most egregious of which is the claim that “the peak of the current memoir is the account of the public reconciliation between Freyberg and Montgomery: that is worth the price alone.” In fact, what Davin described, at page 58, was the public reconciliation between Freyberg and Churchill. Readers wanting to find more accurate information about

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