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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

(1887-1976), Field Marshal

Sitter in 50 portraits
'Monty', as he was nicknamed, served during the First and Second World Wars. He 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, and at El Alamein in North Africa he secured victory over General Rommel. He commanded Allied ground forces during the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe, launched in June 1944.

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by (Edward) Russell Westwood - NPG x35258

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186983

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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

Winston Churchill inspecting the Victory Parade, Berlin, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x194064

Winston Churchill inspecting the Victory Parade, Berlin

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide print, 21 July 1945
NPG x194064

Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x71999

Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 11 October 1948
NPG x71999

Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x72000

Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 11 October 1948
NPG x72000

Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x72001

Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 11 October 1948
NPG x72001

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by Navana Vandyk - NPG x97028

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by Navana Vandyk - NPG x97035

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by (Edward) Russell Westwood - NPG x68265

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by (Edward) Russell Westwood - NPG x68266

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by (Edward) Russell Westwood - NPG x68267

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163248

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 December 1968
NPG x163248

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163249

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 December 1968
NPG x163249

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, July 1939
NPG x163247

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, copied December 1941
NPG x4647

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 8 October 1947
NPG x189090

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 8 October 1947
NPG x189091

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, 8 October 1947
NPG x189092

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 8 October 1947
NPG x27463

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97029

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97030

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97031

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97032

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97033

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97034

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97036

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97037

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 22 March 1948
NPG x97038

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, September 1954
NPG x136186

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

probably by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage snapshot print, September 1954
NPG x136189

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage colour snapshot print, September 1955
NPG x136162

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Sir John Colville; Virginia Surtees; Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; Lady Meg Colville

probably by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, circa 1955
NPG x136163

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'Weekend with Field Marshal Montgomery'

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, 3-4 September 1955
NPG x136187

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'Weekend with Field Marshal Montgomery'

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, 3-4 September 1955
NPG x136188

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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

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein with two unknown 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

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