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    Hi,
    please can you tell me some information about these british trousers?
    The color is khaki and not green how they seems.
    There is a stamp with arrow and WD and they have brass bottons
    Thanks in advanced
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    Looks like a pair of work trousers, have seen similar before with brace attachments and one outside pocket.

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    WW2 era?

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    Yes mate,
    Definitely WW2 issue
    They are what's classed as Economy Work Clothing , so cheaper to make.
    So they don't have the quality of other uniforms .
    Very Nice Example
    Cheers Rick

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    Quote by Rick W View Post
    Yes mate,
    Definitely WW2 issue
    They are what's classed as Economy Work Clothing , so cheaper to make.
    So they don't have the quality of other uniforms .
    Very Nice Example
    Cheers Rick
    This is the range of clothing that eventually became known in the Army as "Denims" and was worn on "Fatigues".

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    In others groups somebody tell me that these are early trousers of an early khaki drill complete. In fact they was found together with tropical uniforms of an italian that fought in North Africa.
    What do you think?

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    "What do you think?"

    I think mate , that you are grasping at straws trying to link the two together .
    The ones you have are obviously unissued old stock .
    Original worn ones would be rotten rag bits by now .

    Cheers Rick

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    Quote by Rick W View Post
    "What do you think?"

    I think mate , that you are grasping at straws trying to link the two together .
    The ones you have are obviously unissued old stock .
    Original worn ones would be rotten rag bits by now .

    Cheers Rick
    I do not understand your post or perhaps I have explained wrongly.
    A box was found (in a house in a southern Italian town) in which there were tropical uniforms by an Italian officer who had fought in Africa. Along with this material there was these trousers and a khali drill jacket, see picture.
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    Quote by Rick W View Post
    "What do you think?"

    I think mate , that you are grasping at straws trying to link the two together .
    The ones you have are obviously unissued old stock .
    Original worn ones would be rotten rag bits by now .

    Cheers Rick
    I agree, these show no signs of being worn at all. Even a few days wear in the N.Africa heat and sand would have given them a very different look.

    Do you know if the Italian soldier was a POW of the British? That could explain these being in his possessions.

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    Yes, the POW idea is plausible.

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