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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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L165

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Francis Owen ('Frank') Salisbury
oil on canvas, 1945
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L165

x35258

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by (Edward) Russell Westwood
bromide print, 1940s
NPG x35258

x186983

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, copied December 1944
NPG x186983

x97028

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97028

x97035

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97035

x68265

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by (Edward) Russell Westwood
cibachrome print, 1952
NPG x68265

x68266

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by (Edward) Russell Westwood
cibachrome print, 1952
NPG x68266

x68267

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by (Edward) Russell Westwood
cibachrome print, 1952
NPG x68267

x163247

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, July 1939
NPG x163247

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