Bernard Montgomery Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma surrender Afrikakorps capitulation generalBritish Troops

Troops here would have less stuff from the UK in their pockets. But they would probably have a lot more in the way of mail and letters. The distance from home made writing and receiving of letters that much more important.
Another thing to think about is the fact that lightweight aertex desert uniforms had less pocket space too the British of paperwork.

German Troops

For German troops is quite the same as for British Troops.