IWM Non Commercial Licence

The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded.

By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © IWM (E 18980)

  • Download this item

    Embed HTML

    Embed BBCode

Catalogue number
  • E 18980
Part of
Subject period
Alternative Names
  • object category: Black and white

License Image

Buy a Print

Object description

Lieutenant General B L Montgomery, General Officer Commanding Eighth Army, watches the beginning of the German retreat from El Alamein from the turret of his Grant Tank. He is wearing his famous tank beret.


Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery, commanding the British Eighth Army in North Africa, in the turret of his Grant command tank at El Alamein, 5 November 1942.

Comments (1)

Comments are the user's own and in no-way express the opinion of the IWM. Read our community policy for more details.
Please note that we cannot reply to comments made here. Find out how to ask questions or tell us something.

Add a comment

Showing 1 - 1 of 1

  • paul_cox98 :

    26 November 2012 at 20:04
    My Grandad was in the AFPU, but he drove reporters around, including the BBC and Pathe news. He accumulated some photos during this time and this is one of the photos is collected. There are 2 numbers on the back of the photo, one I can now see is the catalogue number, 18980, but what is the other number, 119? Can any one assist?

Add a comment

Please stay polite and on-topic: