Obscure Historical Reference of the Day

While having a chat in the Platt kitchen, Gary and David make reference to the Desert Rats, a nickname given to the 7th British Armoured Division during the second Word War, when they battled the Deutsche Afrika Korps in North Africa. The Afrika Korps were led by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was known as the Desert Fox, just to confuse things. There was also a bad movie made in the 1950’s with the title The Desert Rats, starring Richard Burton.

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3 Responses to Obscure Historical Reference of the Day

  1. S. Poole says:

    Hilda Ogden had a cat named Rommel. I think it adopted her, not sure if she picked the name. (anyone know?)

    • lovethestreet says:

      Just when I think I know all about the show, I read a comment like this and realize how limited my knowledge is…I bow down to your expertise! You updaters and commenters are amazing.

  2. Mary Prankster says:

    ….and on the British side, fighting Rommel, was Field Marshall Montgomery (“Monty”) who had a long-standing feud with Churchill……

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