Monty's Bedroom Caravan ( Mack )

Catalogue number
  • 4109.51.1
Dimensions
  • general: Length 27 ft
  • general: Width 8 ft
  • general: Height 12 ft
Alternative Names
  • Monty's Bedroom Caravan ( Mack )
Creator
Object Type
vehicle, wheeled, unarmoured
Category
vehicles, aircraft and ships

History note

This is the second of Montgomery's caravans. It was Italian-built & mounted on a Lancia Chassis. It was captured by the 8th Army in Tunisia in May 1943 from Field-Marshal Giovanni Messe, Commander of the 1st Italian Army during the final stages of the North African campaign. Messe told Montgomery that it had also been used by Rommel. The caravan was subsequently mounted on a Mack chassis in Tripoli & Montgomery, promoted General after the Battle of El Alamein, subsequently used it as his bedroom for the remainder of the war.

History note

A driver with the 4th Armoured Brigade, Corporal Albert Bromley recounts being delegated the task of driving the caravan to Cairo subsequent to its capture.

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