Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Honored Allies Wednesday: Bernard L. Montgomery (United Kingdom)

"Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery was one of the most prominent and successful British commanders of the Second World War (1939-45).  Affectionately known as 'Monty', he commanded the Allies in North Africa and in the subsequent invasions of Italy and Normandy."  Now Monty's bio is long and detailed so for me to go through it all would be daunting, so be sure to read his Wikipedia bio above and see his life's highlights.

One of the Commonwealth's best,

His statue outside the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall.
The Colleville-Montgomery in France.
Monty's command tank at the Imperial War Museum.
Monty's staff car on display at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Deepcut, Surrey.

The Montgomery martini in which was named after him.

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