WW2 Exhibition

Bernard Montgomery
Bernard Montgomery - (Great Britain)

Great Britain's most famous commander of World War II, Bernard Montgomery, would end the war with the rank of Field Marshall. Montgomery's most famous action came in 1942, when he led the British Eighth Army in expelling General Erwin Rommel and the German Afrika Corps out of North Africa. He also led the British forces during the Normandy Invasion, but he received a lot of criticism for his slowness in taking the French town of Caen. Montgomery also blundered Operation Market-Garden, the attempt to establish an allied bridge-head across the Rhine River. Montgomery claimed to have won the Battle of the Bulge (much to the Americans' disbelief), but in reality, he had little or nothing to do with the battle at all. He died in 1976.