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British Infantry in the Mediterranean
(BR761 to BR765)
As the war in the Mediterranean moved from Libya to Tunisia then into Sicily and Italy so too did the battledress of the British and Commonwealth soldier evolve to suit the environment.
After the initial adoption of shorts and shirtsleeves order in Egypt and Libya in 1940 and 41, the desert soldier soon found their exposed legs developed desert sores that would not heal when constantly exposed to the sand. Soon long trousers became part of desert dress as well. The North African winters can be come surprisingly cold forcing troops once more back into their thick woollen battledress and even greatcoats.
The new range of British (Italy) Infantry can be used for troops fighting in Libya, Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. They are dressed in long trousers and shirts with the sleeves rolled up in the warm conditions of the Mediterranean theatre. They are suitable for forces in the region from 1942 to 1945.
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These troops can be used for both motorised companies found in
as well as making late war forces in Italy.
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Last Updated On
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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