The Russians are Coming


(NA 9614) : General Montgomery conversing with the two Major Generals. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9615) : General Montgomery conversing with the two Major Generals. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9616) : GeneralMontgomery introduces the Russians to his canaries, which live in a cage adorned with the Eighth Army shield, outside his caravan. The Russians spent several minutes watching these ‘front line’ pets. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9617) : General Montgomery walking with the Russian visitors. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9618) : General Montgomery presented each officer with a tin of English cigarettes and a cigarette lighter. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9619) : General Montgomery presented each officer with a tin of English cigarettes and a cigarette lighter. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9620) : General Montgomery gathers the Russian officers round a map and describes some of the Italian campaigns and outlines his strategy. General Vasiliev (wearing spectacles) was most interested, and asked many questions through General Solodovnik. 

(NA 9620) : General Montgomery gathers the Russian officers round a map and describes some of the Italian campaigns and outlines his strategy. General Vasiliev (wearing spectacles) was most interested, and asked many questions through General Solodovnik. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9621) : General Montgomery chatting with the Russian officers. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9622) : The Russian party pose with General Montgomery before going to lunch. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9623) : General Montgomery shaking hands with Major General Vasiliev as the visitors prepare to leave. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9624) : Major General Vasiliev salutes as the party drive away in a Jeep. Copyright: © IWM.