WWII British Desert Shorts
North Africa, 1942.
Churchill faces a second vote of no confidence.
Enter the Desert Fox.
Enter the Desert Rat.
Battles in El Alamein and Alam el Halfa would follow.
It’s debatable whether these battles turned the tide of the war. What is not debatable is how badly the British needed victory. By brute force, and the RAF, they got it.
Monty (the rat) bested Rommel (the fox).
You’ve seen photographs of brave men charging through the dust, huddled up against Valentines and A22s. Some met the business end of the bonesaw and spandau joe.
Some lived to hear Britain’s victory bells.
WWII British Desert Shorts (No. 5386). If you have our Gurkhas you’ll love these too. The front patch pocket is so peculiarly placed you know its purpose was practical. 100% cotton twill. Wide waistband with two adjustable self-fabric tabs and antique brass buckle closure. Zip fly. Functional button at top of belt loop. Two pleats at each front panel. Patch pocket with center box pleat and button-through closure at wearer's right front (perfect for certain cell phones, wallets, keys, or ammunition). On-seam side pockets, 9" inseam.Imported.