General Bernard Montgomery meets the captive German General Wilhelm von Thoma

General Bernard Montgomery, General Wilhelm von Thoma

The commander of the 8th British Army, General Bernard Law Montgomery, meets the commander of the German Afrika Korps (German: Deutsches Afrika-Korps (DAK)) – Wehrmacht Tank Forces General Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma, captured on November 4, 1942 during the Battle of El Alamein in Egypt.
As a sign of mercy for the defeated enemy, Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma was invited by General Montgomery to dinner. This fact caused a scandal in the English press.

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Location: El Alamein, Egypt
Date of photo: November 1942

In : 1942

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