Monty meets the 8th Army


(NA 6102) : General Eisnehower decorates General Montgomery with the Legion of (Honour) Merit (Commander). Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6107) : On the steps of General Montgomery’s villa, the C-in-C poses with General Montgomery and other American Generals. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6127) : General Montgomery pins the ribbon of the Military Medal on the breast of P.te. J. Bailey of the 5th East Yorks Regiment who comes from Leeds. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6129) : General Montgomery addressing men of the East Yorks Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6130) : General Montgomery addressing men of the 5th East Yorks. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6131) : General Montgomery addressing men of 233 and 501 Fields Coys. R.E. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6132) : General Montgomery pinning the Ribbon of the Military Medal on Pte. Robinson of the 6th Durham Light Infantry who hails from Sunderland. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6133) : General Montgomery shaking hands with Pte.Robinson. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6134) : General Montgomery addressing men of the london Irish Rifles and London Scottish Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6135) : Men of the L.I.R and London Scottish cheer the Army Commander after his address Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6136) : The Army Commander addressing men of the 102 Anti-Tank Regiment and 2nd Cheshire Regiment. Copyright: © IWM.

NA 6137) : General view in the Piazzo Duomo in the town of Iona while General Montgomery addresses men of 102 Anti-Tank Regiment and 2nd Cheshire Regiment. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6138) : General view in the Piazzo Duomo in the town of Iona while General Montgomery addresses men of 102 Anti-Tank Regiment and 2nd Cheshire Regiment. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6196) : General Montgomery chatting with Lady Brocklehurst reputed to be the only English women on the Island of Sicily, she is responsible for the organisation of Y.M.C.A. cantees. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 6197) : During his tour the General met Italian prisoners of war working for the Allies. The General commented ‘They certainly work better than they fight’. Copyright: © IWM.