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Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery coming out of train.

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery coming out of train.
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery coming out of train.
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Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery coming out of train.
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Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery coming out of train.
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery coming out of train.
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Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of, nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General",[10] was a British Army officer. He saw action in the First World War as a junior officer in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. At Méteren, near the Belgian border at Bailleul, he was shot through the right lung by a sniper. He returned to the Western Front as a general staff officer and took part in the Battle of Arras in April/May 1917. He also took part in the Battle of Passchendaele in Autumn 1917 before finishing the war as chief of staff of the 47th (2nd London) Division. n the inter-war years he commanded the 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and, later, the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment before becoming commander of 9th Infantry Brigade and then General Officer Commanding 8th Infantry Division. During the Second World War he commanded the British 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 British Eighth Army during the Allied invasion of Sicily and then during the Allied invasion of Italy. He was born on 17 November 1887 and died on 24 March 1976.

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