Guess who this WW2 leader is...... - Page 3




 
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December 6th, 2006  
perseus
 
 


Thanks for that advice Cooler King, who is this?
December 7th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
A Clue

Throughout his time in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, he gained a reputation for being an expert in combined operations and was selected for a significant command role in the Normandy D-Day landings.
December 7th, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
For some reason he reminds me of Sir Harold Alexander but I can not find a photo to verify.
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December 7th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
Monty

No it isn't Sir Harold Alexander, he was quite senior though. Someone a little less flamboyant than many more famous commanders of similar rank who was involved in the NW Europe campaign.
December 11th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
Well he is obviously British, Army, very senior, commanded major formations in the D-day landings and is not Montgomery.

So it is pretty well a process of elimination really, photograph or not!
December 11th, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by perseus
Well he is obviously British, Army, very senior, commanded major formations in the D-day landings and is not Montgomery.

So it is pretty well a process of elimination really, photograph or not!
This is really bugging me as I even have the photograph sitting in front of me but it has no caption so I am going to take another guess to keep things rolling... Lieutenant-General Miles Dempsey.
December 12th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
Correct Monty

He commanded the British Second Army, during the invasion of France including the Normandy landings

Here is another picture

http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article-9344613

It would be good to see a few more people attempting these, Monty seems to be doing all the work.
December 12th, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by perseus
It would be good to see a few more people attempting these, Monty seems to be doing all the work.
With this in mind I will present a photo that should be very straight forward.



Clue: Third Army.
December 12th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
Patton.
December 12th, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Cooler King
Patton.
Indeed.
 


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