General Bernard Montgomery relaxing with his traveling companions, a fox terrier puppy named “Hitler” and a spaniel puppy named “Rommel,” at his headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 6 Jul 1944.

Caption     General Bernard Montgomery relaxing with his traveling companions, a fox terrier puppy named “Hitler” and a spaniel puppy named “Rommel,” at his headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 6 Jul 1944. ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 6 Jul 1944
Photos at Same Place Blay, Normandy, France
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
19 Nov 2019 01:44:23 PM

Note also Montgomery’s cage of canaries on a chair behind him.
Montgomery’s first headquarters in Normandy was established on the grounds of Château de Creully but Montgomery preferred to live in his truck caravan captured from a German general in North Africa. Winston Churchill and King George VI visited Montgomery at Creully within two weeks of the landings and the English newspaper reporters accompanying the king were so explicit about Montgomery's location that German artillery fire soon came down on the chateau grounds. Montgomery then moved his headquarters to Blay, south of Bayeux, where he received few distracting visitors.

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