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Field Marshal Montgomery stands up in his 1943 Humber Super Snipe staff car as he crosses a pontoon bridge over the River Seine at Vernon, France, 1 Sep 1944.

Caption   Field Marshal Montgomery stands up in his 1943 Humber Super Snipe staff car as he crosses a pontoon bridge over the River Seine at Vernon, France, 1 Sep 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   BU 552
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Photos on Same Day 1 Sep 1944
Photos at Same Place Vernon, Normandy, France
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 19 Nov 2019

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Licensing  Crown Copyright / Public Domain. According to the Crown Copyright laws of the United Kingdom, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
19 Nov 2019 02:04:34 PM

The small British union flag flying from the front of Montgomery’s car flew from the front of every car he rode in from the Normandy landings until the end of the war. At war’s end, he signed his name to the pennant and presented it to his staff photographer, Sgt John Morris. Morris kept the pennant and it remains a family memento to this day.

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WW2-Era Place Name Vernon, Normandy, France
Lat/Long 49.0959, 1.4869
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