Field Marshal Montgomery



Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (extreme right) at the 50th (Northumbrian) Division's HQ near Best on Thursday 28th September 1944, three days after the 1st Airborne Division were withdrawn across the Rhine. Left to right is Lieutenant-General Ritchie (OC XII Corps), Lieutenant-General O'Connor (OC VIII Corps), Major-General Graham (OC 50th Division), and General Dempsey (OC 2nd British Army). In spite of the apparent satisfaction on the faces of these men, Montgomery was not happy with the performance of VIII Corps during Market Garden, and he would recommend a replacement for O'Connor later that evening. Copyright: IWM B10388.