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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), Field Marshal

Sitter in 47 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.

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, September 1955
NPG x136232

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage snapshot print, January 1956
NPG x136185

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, January 1956
NPG x136190

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, January 1956
NPG x136191

x136221

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein with two unidentified men

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1956
NPG x136221

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide print
NPG x21379