Item BCA - 2017.1273 - Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain 1942, by War Department Washington DC

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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain 1942, by War Department Washington DC


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pdf of 20 pages

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When American servicemen were sent over in 1942 to help with the war against Nazis, they were issued with guidelines on how to behave and what to expect when they came to the UK. This booklet, hard back, is reproduced from the original typescript by the War Department, Washington DC. The purpose of the guide "... is to start getting you acquainted with the British, their country, and their ways." Headings in the booklet are:-

No time to fight old wars
British reserved, not unfriendly
Don't be a show off
The British are tough
Age instead of size
Remember there's a war on
Britain the cradle of democracy
The people - their customs and manners
The British like sports
Indoor amusements
Keep out of arguments
Britain at war - the British came through
Waste means lives
British Women at war
Some hints on British words
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Important Do's and Don'ts
Table of currency
It is always impolite to criticise your hosts; it is militarily stupid to criticise your allies

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