Montgomery of Alamein

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Montgomery of Alamein

FIELD MARSHAL BERNARD LAW MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN (KG GCB DSO PC) d1976. British Army Officer nicknamed Monty and The Spartan General. During WW2, he commanded the Eighth Army from August 1942 in the Western Desert until the final Allied victory in Tunisia. This command included the Battle of El Alamein, a turning point in the Western Desert Campaign. He subsequently commanded the Eighth Army during the Allied invasion of Sicily and then during the Allied invasion of Italy. He was in command of all Allied ground forces during Operation Overlord from the initial landings until after the Battle of Normanby. He then continued in command of the 21st Army Group for the rest of the campaign in North West Europe. As such he was the principal field commander for the failed airbourne attempt to bridge the Rhine at Arnhem and the Allied Rhine Crossing. On 4th May 1945, he took the German surrender at Luneberg Heath in northern Germany. After the war he became Commander-in-Chief of the British Army of The Rhine (BAOR) in Germany and then Chief of The Imperial General Staff. He died aged 88 in 1976. 

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Montgomery of Alamein

Reference number:

13091J
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Description:

A lovely original vintage 1957 index card, clearly signed and dated in ink by Montgomery of Alamein F.M.

Certification:

From the wonderful Michael Pinchbeck collection. This amazing collection consisted of over 2000+ music / entertainment / sport / politics & pioneers autographs on index cards / books / letters & photographs. All obtained in-person and through the post by him for 50+ years between the 1950s-1990s. The majority are dedicated to him and date stamped. As part of his archiving, there are numerous letters that help support the history and provenance of his lifetime dedication to the hobby of autograph collecting. Date notation is December 1957. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   

Size:

11x9cm Index Card

Condition:

Good

Montgomery Of Alamein

Reference number:

8687
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Description:

A good original 1958 autograph book page, clearly signed and dated in pencil by Montgomery of Alamein FM 21-6-58.

 

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From the autograph book of Chris Mead of Sussex containing many jazz, motorsport and notables of the 1950-60s. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

11x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page.

Condition:

Good. View Image.

Montgomery of Alamein

Reference number:

7630
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Description:

A very good photo-card, clearly signed in ink at the conclusion Montgomery of Alamein F.M May 1967.

 

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From an extensive original vintage 1930-1970s sporting / entertainment / military / music-hall autograph collection contained in the scrapbooks of William Holland of Sheffield. He amassed them at the time in-person and through the post. Some items include letters along with original mailing envelopes (addressed to him) and researched newspaper cuttings. AFTAL Dealer No13 and Memorabilia UK COA.

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