July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa (ca. 1942). Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians.
Sculpture inspired by the legendary Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, a senior British Army officer who fought in both the First World War and the Second World War. Montgomery was not only an accomplished officer, but a great leader too. His wisdom still inspires aspiring leaders today, as Monty said: “My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery donated his famous beret to The Tank Museum in 1945. - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/field-marshal-bernard-montgomery-donated-his-famous-beret-to-the-tank-museum-in-1945.html
Rare skeleton of unknown 'British' soldier found Waterloo Battlefield
Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. During the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal the Duke of Wellington depended on maritime supply. The French fleet in the Basque Roads operated against the British supply ships. This Day in History: Apr 11, 1809: Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/
http://ift.tt/2svI9n5 during the siege of Stalingrad the commanding officer Friedrich Paulus was promoted to Field Marshal with the expectation he commit suicide rather than surrender. After he surrendered he was heard saying "I have no intention of shooting myself for a Bohemian corporal". He lived till 1957.
Field Marshal Gen. Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps, drinks out of a cup with an unidentified German officer as they are seated in a car during inspection of German troops dispatched to aid the Italian army in Libya in 1941