MontgomeryFinding documents is difficult to talk about it, so all that remains is to rely on the testimony of those who at that time was. Apparently Sir Bernard Law Montgomery (1887-1976) was stationed here in Montenero for a couple of days in the palace Luciani, including the end of October and beginning of November 1943.
Montgomery was the commander of the Eighth Army, which had landed on October 2 Termoli thanks to a combined operation from the hinterland and the sea. The British general led his troops from El-Alamein (1942) to the River Sangro (end of ’43), where the Germans were defending the Gustav Line.
WHY ‘WAS ALSO MONTENERO? Difficult to know the real reason And Montenegro was not an impregnable outpost and therefore is not mentioned in the books on the War Mondiale.E ‘easy to deduce that it was not a general shut up in his office all day, and it is conceivable that his visit Montenero covered by one of his frequent meetings with the troops. Or, why not, to intrigue was the name of the country, who in the first syllable was identical to his last name. The German occupation of Montenero was not very long, but also left their mark. The Allies entered the town October 16, 1943, finding a semi-desert country following the general stampede of the previous months. The officer G. H. Campbell of A. M.G. (Allied Military Government) appointed Civil Commissioner November 7 Emilio Ambrose Paterno, who ruled the country in the next six mesi.La defensive line of the Germans stood in Abruzzo, near Ortona. Montenero became a logistical base for the supply of the troops on the frontline. In the district of Costa Borrelli (the flat after the Cantina Sociale coming from Montenegro), there were deposits of aircraft engines, tanks and many tents.