Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery hung portraits of Nazi generals in caravan to get to know his enemy

Mail Online | 10/23/1942 | Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline
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British war hero Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery hung portraits of Nazi generals - including a signed photo of his nemesis Erwin Rommel - on the walls of his caravan in order to get to know his enemy.

The Allied commander, affectionately known as Monty, went on to defeat 'Desert Fox' Rommel's Afrikakorps in a battle widely hailed as one of the turning points in the Second World War in October 1942.

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Three of his caravans, including one in which Winston Churchill stayed in while visiting north Africa, are kept at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, but they are not open to visitors and kept in low light to protect their interiors, reports the Times.

Two of the three were captured by the Allies - the first, from Annibale Bergonzoli in February 1941 in Libya, and the second from another Italian general in May 1943 - while the third was custom built in Manchester.

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The museum is planning to take a number of 360-degree photos inside the well-preserved vehicles to give the public a glimpse into Monty's life...
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