Illustration from “To the Kwai — and Back,” by Ronald Searle, 1942

(Searle, the author, is the artist.)

[“Our battle, or rather our retreat … lasted a whole month. The confusion was unbelievable throughout – at least around us…we lumbered on with our desert warfare equipment – gas masks included.”

A side view of a British soldier in full tropical kit and tin hat. He carries a rifle in his right hand, where a tattoo can be seen on his forearm. He looks into the background towards two other soldiers.] — Wikimedia Commons

 

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Credit: Ronald Searle [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.