Monday, June 18, 2012




The British retreat in the Desert continues

A Grant tank crew loading up with ammunition from a truck, 18 June 1942.

Old King Cole was hollow cheeked and was beginning to look drudged with weariness. His moustache was droopy and his eyes were red. He had two septic places on his face and, every now and then his right eye twitched uncontrollably. He was unshaven and gaunt. From his dusty boots to his battered hat he was taking on the colour of the desert.