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The Suitcase: Part Three

Frances Stonor Saunders, 10 September 2020

... Three days into the journey, as the ship pitched on the high seas and Helen vomited, the Desert Fox was forced to retreat, tail down and under cover of night, from el-Alamein. By the time the Nieuw Amsterdam docked at Durban, the Eighth Army had recaptured Tobruk and the bells of the All Saints’ Cathedral in Cairo were being rung to celebrate the ...

The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett, 26 October 1989

... than last week’s effort, an Afrika Korps cap from Lawrence Corner: Miss Shepherd – Desert Fox. September 1979 Miss S. shows me a photograph she has taken of herself in a cubicle at Waterloo. She is very low in the frame, her mouth pulled down the photo looking as if it has been taken after death. She is very pleased with it. ‘I don’t take a good ...

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