Winston Churchill with General Montgomery near the Rhine river in Germany during an advance by Allied troops on March 23, 1945. Winston Churchill did not tell Parliament of all the events in Normandy until midday on June 6, 1944. "What a plan!" he said, "This vast operation is undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place."
1945- Allied leaders prepare to drink a toast after USSR Marshal Dmitri Zhukov decorates British Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery with the Russian Order of Victory at Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. L-R: Field Marshall Sir Bernard Montgomery, General Dwight Eisenhower and Marshal Gregor Zhukov.
Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower with Deputy Commander Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder and Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies General Bernard Montgomery watching pre-Normandy invasion manoeuvres - February 1944