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Field Marshal Montgomery

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Field Marshal Montgomery

Person   Born 17/11/1887 Died 24/3/1976

Army Commander. Born Bernard Law Montgomery in St Mark's Vicarage, Kennington Oval. He spent the early years of his life in Hobart, Tasmania where his father had been appointed as bishop. On the family's return to England, he attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, from which he was expelled for setting a fellow cadet alight. During the First World War he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallant leadership. In the Second World War, he rose to prominence in the campaigns in North Africa and Italy. After the war his reputation suffered because of his support of apartheid in South Africa and communism in China and his opposition to the legalisation of homosexuality in Britain. Died at his home, Islington Mill, Alton, Hampshire.

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49566

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Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group D-Day 6 June 1944, the Norman...

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49609

Field Marshal Montgomery

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50972

Montgomery statue

{On the front of the integragal bronze plinth:} Monty, Field Marshal, Viscoun...

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