The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery

Montgomery, Bernard Law

Field Marshal

* 17th of November 1887

† 24th of March 1976

Nickname: Monty

Nickname: Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Promotions

1926-01-23 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1928-01-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1929-01-20 Reverted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1931-01-17 Lieutenant-Colonel
1934-06-29 Colonel (Dated back to 1931-01-01)
1938-08-05 Temporary Brigadier
1938-10-28 Major-General (Dated back to 1938-05-21)
1940-07-22 Acting Lieutenant-General
1941-07-22 Temporary Lieutenant-General
1942-10-16 Lieutenant-General
1942-11-11 General
1944-09-01 Field Marshal

Service

1926-01-23 1929-01-20 Instructor at Staff College Camberly
1931-XX-XX 1934-XX-XX Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1934-06-29 1937-06-28 Instructor at Staff College Quetta [India]
1937-06-29 1938-08-05 Half-pay
1937-08-05 1938-10-27 Commanding Officer 9th Infantry Brigade
1938-10-28 1939-08-22 General Officer Commanding 8th Infantry Division [Palestine]
1939-08-28 1940-05-30 General Officer Commanding 3rd Infantry Division [France]
1940-06-03 1940-07-22 General Officer Commanding 3rd Infantry Division [France]
1940-07-22 1941-04-XX General Officer Commanding V Corps
1941-04-XX 1941-12-24 General Officer Commanding XII Corps
1941-12-25 1942-08-09 General Officer Commanding in Chief South Eastern Command
1942-08-13 1943-12-31 General Officer Commanding 8th Army [North Africa - Sicily - Italy]
1944-01-06 1944-08-01 Commander in Chief Allied Land Forces for Operation Overlord [Normandy]
1944-01-06 1945-05-25 Commander in Chief 21st Army Group [North-West Europe]
1945-05-26 1946-06-25 Commander-in-Chief British Forces of Occupation in Germany
1945-05-26 1946-06-25 Member of the Allied Control Council Germany
1946-06-26 1948-10-31 Chief of the Imperial General Staff
1948-11-01 1951-03-31 Chairman of the Western European Union Chiefs of Staff Committee
1951-04-01 1958-09-19 Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
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