Ike and Monty, February 1944.
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'Eisenhower and Montgomery listen. Walter Bedell Smith, Supreme HQ Chief of Staff, "pops in" with a suggestion. In the background, Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Air C-in-C.' American general Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) was supreme commander of allied forces in Europe during World War Two, and became 34th President of the United States. British field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976) commanded the British 8th Army in North Africa and defeated the Germans at El Alamein. He was head of the British occupational force in Germany after the war.