radio - ex montgomery saloon

Radio, ex Montgomery's saloon which formed part of a train for his use pending invasion of Europe, 1944.

Radio, from Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery's saloon which formed part of a train for his use pending invasion of Europe, 1944. In the run-up to D-Day and the liberation of Europe in 1944, commander of the Allied ground forces Field Marshal Montgomery listened to this radio, which was housed in the saloon car of a train created for his use. The train was given the codename Rapier.

Details

Category:
Miscellanea & Curiosities
Object Number:
1986-8050
Materials:
bakelite, glass, metal (unknown), wood (unidentified) and wood composites
type:
radio
credit:
British Rail, Derby