April 27, 2015

Montgomery in Color

1. In England in 1943.


2. Montgomery is handed a scarf at Eighth Army Headquarters in Italy on September 30, 1943.

3. Montgomery standing in a jeep in Italy on September 30, 1943.

4. Meeting of the Supreme Command Allied Expeditionary Force in London on February 1, 1944. Front row:
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur W. Tedder, Deputy Supreme Commander Expeditionary Force
General Dwight Eisenhower Supreme Commander Expeditionary Force
General Sir Bernard Montgomery C-in-C 21st Army Group
Back row:
Lieutenant General Omar Bradley C-in-C US 1st Army
Admiral Sir Bertram H. Ramsay Allied Naval C-in-C Expeditionary Force
Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory Allied Air C-in-C Expeditionary Force
Lieutenant General Walter Bedel Smith C-o-S to Eisenhower

5. Montgomery is wearing the beret and jumping jacket of the Parachute
Regiment. His scarf is similar to those worn by British paratroopers when they
were dropped in Normandy on the night of 5-6 June 1944.

6. Churchill with Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke
at Monty’s headquarters in Normandy on June 12, 1944.

7. Montgomery with General Omar Bradley and Brigadier Sir Alexander Stanier
at Montgomery’s headquarters in Normandy on July 13, 1944.

8. Montgomery addressing the men of 50th Division on July 17, 1944.

9. Lance Corporal G. Baldwin of 7th Battalion Green Howards receives
the Military Medal from Montgomery on July 17, 1944.

10. Churchill views a map with Montgomery, Lieutenant General G. Simonds and
Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey in Normandy on July 22, 1944.

11. Montgomery with men of  the 50th Division on July 22, 1944.

12. The Commander of the 2nd Canadian Corps, Lieutenant General G. G. Simonds
pointing out a section of the front to Churchill. Also standing in the car are
Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey and Montgomery. The date is July 22, 1944.

13. Montgomery explaining his plans to the King in his map lorry on October 13, 1944.

14. On March 8, 1945.

15. Montgomery with the Commander of the 2nd Tactical Air Force Air Marshal Sir Arthur Cunningham and the Commander of the British 2nd Army Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey talking after a conference held in a small German village attended by all senior officers of the 21st Army Group and 2nd Tactical Air Force. At the conference Montgomery gave the order for the 2nd Army to begin the assault crossing of the Rhine. 

16. Montgomery and the Deputy Supreme C-in-C of the Red Army Marshal
G. Zhukov at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on July 12, 1945.

17. The Commander of the 2nd Belorussian Front Marshal K. Rokossovsky
is invested as a Knight Commander of the British Empire on July 12, 1945.



Photos attribution
1., 16., 17. War Office official photographer, via Wikimedia Commons
2., 3. Chetwyn L (Lt), War Office official photographer, via Wikimedia Commons
4. British official photographer, via Wikimedia Commons
5., 7.-13., 15. Malindine E G (Capt), No 5 Army Film and Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
6. War Office official photographer, Horton (Capt), via Wikimedia Commons
14. Canadian government employee, via Wikimedia Commons