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17 January 2010

Find Monty's Statue

Standing beside the Ministry of Defence Main Building on Whitehall is a statue of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, or Monty as he is better known.

Monty is famous, as you will no doubt be aware, for leading Allied forces at the Battle of El Alamein, a major turning point in the Desert Campaign during the Second World War.

He later a led troops in Italy and North-West Europe, where he was in command of all Allied ground forces during Operation Overlord until after the Battle of Normandy, and was the principal commander for Operation Market Garden.

For more on Monty see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Montgomery,_1st_Viscount_Montgomery_of_Alamein

^Picture by Christine Matthews ^

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