King George VI of the United Kingdom knighting General Miles Dempsey, investing him as a Knight Commander in the Most Honourable Order of the Bath at Montgomery’s headquarters at Hamont-Achel, Belgium, 15 Oct 1944.

Caption     King George VI of the United Kingdom knighting General Miles Dempsey, investing him as a Knight Commander in the Most Honourable Order of the Bath at Montgomery’s headquarters at Hamont-Achel, Belgium, 15 Oct 1944. ww2dbase
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Identification Code   IWM B10997
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Photos on Same Day 15 Oct 1944
Photos at Same Place Hamont-Achel, Belgium
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
19 Nov 2019 02:12:28 PM

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery looks on at the left. The king knighted a total of three generals this day, the first knighting by a British monarch on the battlefield since the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, coincidentally only about 160 miles away.

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