"Montgomery's allegedly austere habits gave rise to a number of anecdotes. His appalled reaction to the clouds of cigar smoke with which Churchill filed his tent in the desert was the subject of much amusement as was Churchill's reply to a question in the House of Commons to a complaint that Montgomery had invited Von Thoma to dinner in his desert caravan. 'Poor Von Thoma,' said Churchill, 'I, too, have dined with Montgomery.'"
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