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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942 (Hardcover, Revised) Loot Price: R118
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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942 (Hardcover, Revised)

Series: Instructions for Servicemen

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In 1942, the United States War Department distributed a handbook to American servicemen that advised them on the peculiarities of the "British, their country, and their ways."

Over sixty years later, this newly published reproduction from the rich archives of the Bodleian Library offers a fascinating glimpse into American military preparations for World War II. The guide was intended to alleviate the culture shock for soldiers taking their first trip to Great Britain, or, for that matter, abroad. The handbook is punctuated with endearingly nostalgic advice and refreshingly candid quips such as: "The British don't know how to make a good cup of coffee. You don't know how to make a good cup of tea. It's an even swap."

By turns hilarious and poignant, many observations featured in the handbook remain relevant even today. Reproduced in a style reminiscent of the era, "Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain" is a powerfully evocative war-time memento that offers a unique perspective on the longstanding American-British relationship and reveals amusingly incisive American perceptions of the British character and country.

General

Imprint: Bodleian Library
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Instructions for Servicemen
Release date: September 2004
First published: 2004
Dimensions: 155 x 100 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 31
Edition: Revised
ISBN-13: 978-1-85124-085-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-85124-085-3
Barcode: 9781851240852

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