Profession: British WWII Field Marshal
Why Famous: Monty was appointed to lead the British 8th Army in North Africa in 1942 and won the pivotal Battle of El Alamein.
He subsequently commanded the 8th Army in Sicily and Italy before assisting in the planning for the D-Day invasion in Normandy.
He was in command of all Allied ground forces during Operation Overlord from the initial landings until after the Battle of Normandy. He also commanded the failed Allied airborne assault into the Netherlands, codenamed Operation Market Garden, and accepted the surrender of German forces in Northern Europe at Luneburg Heath.
- 1927-07-27 British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (39) weds Elizabeth Carver in Chiswick, England
- 1939-08-28 Gen Bernard Montgomery ("Monty") becomes commander of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division
- 1940-05-31 Major General Bernard Montgomery leaves Dunkirk
- 1940-06-01 Major General Bernard Montgomery returns to London
- 1940-07-02 British PM Churchill meets Major General Bernard Montgomery
- 1942-08-10 General Bernard Montgomery appointed commander British 8th Army in North Africa
- 1942-08-12 Lt General Bernard Montgomery arrives in Cairo
- 1943-12-23 General Bernard Montgomery told he is appointed commandant for D-day
- 1944-06-01 Allied generals Bernard Montgomery, George S. Patton, Omar Bradley, Miles Dempsey and Harry Crerar meet in Portsmouth, England just prior to D-Day
- 1944-06-02 Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bernard Montgomery dine in Portsmouth, England
- 1944-08-13 Allied generals Bernard Montgomery, Miles Dempsey and Omar Bradley discuss a future breakthrough in the European theatre during World War II
- 1944-08-19 US general Omar Bradley visits British general Bernard Montgomery
- 1944-08-23 British general Bernard Montgomery consults with US Generals Omar Bradley and Dwight D. Eisenhower
- 1944-10-18 Allied generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery confer in Brussels, Belgium
- 1945-03-24 Allied generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery and Omar Bradley discuss advance in Germany
- 1945-05-04 German forces in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands surrender unconditionally to British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Luneburg Heath
- 1946-05-01 Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery appointed British supreme commander