Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to 'Field Marshal Montgomery'...
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An introduction to the history of the 51st Highland Division.
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In June 1942 the 51st Highland Division moved by train to a variety of ports, and embarked for an unknown destination. They moved around Africa leaving Durban on the 16th July and disembarked on 14th August 1942 at the entrance to the Suez Canal at Port Tewfik...
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After St. Valery, what remained of the 51st Highland Division joined the 9th Highland Division to form the new 51st (Highland) Infantry Division. The reformed Division took on a home defense role between 1940 - 1942 when it set sail for Egypt and the North Africa Campaign.
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Montgomery was determined to attack the enemy using his infantry to create a gap and then push the armour through the gap created. The area for this was not the weaker sector in the south but the stronger part of the enemy position in the North. 30 Corps were to execute this attaching on a frontage four divisions wide...
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The 51st Highland Division moved along the cost with the New Zealand Division and 7th Armoured Division carrying out a flanking attack. Failure to succeed in occupying Tripoli would cause Montgomery to have to fall back...
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After the North Africa Campaign the 51st Highland Division prepared for Operation Huskey, July 1943
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The Battle for Gerbini took place between 18 - 21st July 1943.
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By early July Cherbourg had fallen to the Americans and the British occupied Caen. The US forces pressed on to St. Lo and commenced the isolation of the Brittany peninsula. The US success now set the conditions for Montgomery's break out. This took the form of three operations, Bluecoat which began on 30th July, Totalise on the 7th August and Tractable which began on 14th August...
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The 51st Highland Division was placed under command of the Canadian Corps and on 6th August moved forward to begin the operation called Operation Totalise. The attack began on the night of the 7th August and when the operation ended on the 10th August the 51st Highland Division had secured all its objectives.
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With the "Breakout" battle complete the 51st Highland Division has several days to recover before the advance continued. From Lisieux they advanced East crossing the Seine dealing with the enemy rear guard. The intention was to isolate the port of Le Havre... and on to St. Valéry.
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A Description of Operation Supercharge, El Alamein, North Africa, October 1942.
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Capture of Goch and concluding stages of Operation Veritable - taken from "The history of the 154 Infantry Brigade in North West Europe". (Goch, Reichswald)
3. [ general ]
Program for the 32nd Reunion Dinner of the 51st Highland Division – held on 18th March 1949.
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51st Highland Division was under the command of Field Marshal Montgomery from August 1942.
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General Montgomery and the GOC with 5th Camerons.
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Program (insert) for the 32nd Reunion Dinner of the 51st Highland Division – held 18th March 1949 at The Mayfair Hotel, London. Attended by Field Marshall Montgomery of Alemain, G.C.B., D.S.O. among others.