Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

His victory at El Alamein was to turn the tide of the war. Montgomery died in Isington, Hampshire on 24 March He thought General Bradley, the United States Army field commander, adored him but everybody else knew Bradley loathed him and absolutely hated him. A highly efficient young officer, he was given a succession of command posts both in Britain and in India and by , he had been promoted to the rank of major-general.

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The Americans absolutely loathed him. This bloody struggle eventually ended in the final defeat of Nazi Germany. Montgomery in the desert In North Africa campaigns: However, by this point, he was to many an international hero, popular among his men and an excellent leader. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!

Montgomery bitterly resented this, although he was promoted to field marshal by way of compensation. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. The defeat of the Germans at El Alamein, was the first they had experienced and within North Africa, the Germans could only retreat and they quit North Africa in May While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience.

Montgomery commemorative mug, Strictly teetotal and anti-smoking, he made sure that his men had a reasonable access to cigarettes. Monty also had another dog, a fox terrier named Hitler.

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Our editors will review what you've submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we'll add it to the article. He died on 24 March Great Commanders Bernard Law Montgomery: Montgomery's rivalry with Rommel was so fierce that he even named his pet spaniel after him. But things were not going well on the German side.

Rommel attempted an attack between 30 August and 7 September the battle of Alam Halfa , but the 8th Army held its ground, largely due to the excellent cooperation between the army and the air force. Rommel was plagued by illness and departed for hospital in Germany on 23 September, leaving General Georg von Stumme in command of a depleted Panzerarmee. Dan Snow asks why so many soldiers survived the trenches in WW1.

North Africa Dates: His personal memoir, published in , was particularly inflammatory. Montgomery planned his attack in two phases. Terms and Conditions. Biography Newsletter.