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GENERAL BERNARD MONTGOMERY, COMMANDER OF THE EIGHTH ARMY, ITALY, 30 SEPTEMBER 1943
GENERAL BERNARD MONTGOMERY, COMMANDER OF THE EIGHTH ARMY, ITALY, 30 SEPTEMBER 1943. 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.
General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, British Army (left), and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. Army (left center) Use field glasses to inspect installations around Messina, Sicily, 30 August 1943. They appear to be looking at enemy-held territory on the Italian mainland, across the Strait of Messina.
British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (Bernard Law Montgomery, 1887-1976) at Sicilian city Messina with american general William Smith (Walter Bedell 'Beetle' Smith, 1895-1961), George Patton (George Smith Patton, Jr., 1885-1945) and British General Harold Alexander (Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1891-1969).
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4453511 Pte Richard Robinson was a native of Sunderland and received the ribbon to his Military Medal from Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery(above) on the 28th August 1943 near Torre Venera. Pte Robinson was the son of Richard and Edith Robinson, of Grangetown, Sunderland, Co. Durham he was later killed in Action on the 10th September 1944 whilst serving with the 6th DLI in North West Europe he was 24 years of age.Today he lies in good company in Gheel War Cemetery Section 3 Row A Grave no
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.
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976), nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General", was a British Army officer. He saw action in the First World War, where he was seriously wounded. During the Second World War he commanded the Eighth Army from August 1942 in the Western Desert until the final Allied victory in Tunisia. This command included the Battle of El Alamein, a turning point in the Western Desert Campaign. He subsequently commanded the Eighth Army in Sicily..
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