WWII General Sir Bernard Montgomery Commander British 8th Army Orig Press Photo
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On the road to Tripoli
He was taken as you know by an armoured-car patrol, sent back to Afrika Corps HQ and lodged in a tent next to Rommel’s. He asked to see Rommel but he was away. He had a big talk to his Chief of Staff and was extremely impressed not only by the smartness of the Germans but by their kindness and charm.
General Sir Bernard Montgomery during a visit to England in 1943. He is wearing his trademark black beret of the Tank Corps and the scarlet collar tabs of a general officer. Montgomery was in the habit of occasionally changing headgear adorned with badges of different units and branches of the land forces.
Operation Baytown: the invasion of Italy
All this turned out to be a complete waste of ammo. When we hit the beach at 0615, four kilometres north of Reggio di Calabria, our landing was unopposed. We were slightly dazed by the silence after the profligate bombardment. If someone had bothered to recce the beaches, I thought, or checked aerial reconnaissance photos, the shelling of an undefended coastline should surely have been avoided. But Monty had the firepower and there was an inevitability in its use.
GENERAL BERNARD MONTGOMERY, COMMANDER OF THE EIGHTH ARMY, ITALY, 30 SEPTEMBER 1943
TR 1389. General Montgomery is handed a scarf by his batman Corporal W English in camp at Eighth Army Headquarters in Italy. Corporal English from Erith has been the General's batman since Alamein
WWII Gen. Montgomery & Commendatore San Marco - Surrender of Tripoli Press Photo
1943- General Sir Bernard Montgomery gestures as he dictates terms to the Lieutenant Governor of Tripoli, Commendatore San Marco, as the latter surrendered Tripoli to the British 8th Army.
WWII General Bernard Montgomery During Leave English Country Orig Press Photo
1943- General Sir Bernard Montgomery, commanding officer of the British 8th Army, as he spect a short leave in the English countryside after troops under his command had driven Rommel out of North Africa.
[Photo] General Bernard Montgomery of UK 8th Army in Sicily, Italy, Jul or Aug 1943; note Willys MB and two GMC DUKW vehicles
[Photo] General Bernard Montgomery of UK 8th Army in Sicily, Italy, Jul or Aug 1943; note Willys MB and two GMC DUKW vehicles | World War II Database
When the preliminary attacks began on 11 December Rommel took this to be the start of Eighth Army's attack and started to withdraw. By mid morning on 12 December patrols detected that the Axis positions were starting to thin out. In response Montgomery ordered the New Zealand Division to move immediately and brought forward the main assault to the night of 14/15 December
WWII General Montgomery Reads His Mail During Visit to England Orig Press Photo
1943- General Bernard Montgomery of the British 8th Army takes a quiet moment to read his mail during unannounced visit to England.