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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

(1887-1976), Field Marshal

Sitter in 49 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 Frank Salisbury - NPG L165

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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

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


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