A scarce pair of original British made 'Shorts, Jungle' in stunning excellent condition and clearly dated 1944.
Often referred to as 'Jungle Green Shorts', this pattern was worn by the British Army in the Far East during the Second World War. Part of what makes the shorts so rare is that they are British made. It soon became clear to those in charge of supplying the Far East with uniform that it would be easier to source their clothing from Indian or similar as the supply routes would be much shorter. This led to only a limited production of Jungle Green items being made in Great Britain during the Second World War.
The shorts are made from a green dyed cotton drill and feature slash pockets to the hips, a first field dressing pocket to the front and twin patch pockets to the rear. Metal buckles are used to fasten the waist straps and are specific to this pattern of shorts and all the green plastic buttons are still present.
The shorts retain their original label to the rear which states the maker's name as 'Bignoll, Phillips & Greene and the size as No.12. The 1944 date is present as is the War Department broad arrow marking.
A fantastic pair of original wartime shorts which would make a fine addition to any collection.
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