A.adverbial phraseIn the North African theatre of war, especially Egypt.
1941Star 1 Feb.Our gallant boys who have been bearing the real heat and burden of the day up north will return to find many of the play-play soldiers and base wallahs wearing what should be a badge of honour.
1941George & Knysna Herald 20 Aug. 4The George branch of the S.A.W.A.S. want to show their appreciation of what our own George boys have done and are doing up North by sending them a small parcel three times a year.
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