Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), Field Marshal
Sitter in 43 portraits
Soldier. 'Monty' was awarded the DSO after the first Battle of Ypres in 1914, in which he had been left for dead, and continued in active service on the Somme and at Passchendaele. In 1942 he took command of the Eighth Army at El Alamein in North Africa, winning victory over General Rommel. He is seen here pointing to a map of the Normandy beaches for the D-Day landings. German forces surrendered to him on Lüneburg Heath on 4 May 1945.
by Francis Owen ('Frank') Salisbury
Armed Forces and Intelligence Services
British expeditionary force