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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942 #2020

Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain In 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 thi

  • Title: Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942
  • Author: U.S. Department of War
  • ISBN: 9781851240852
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942 By U.S. Department of War, 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 wIn 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.

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    1. 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.This was hilarious and so interesting One of the first sections is titled British Reserved Not Unfriendly In general, people play games in Britain than in America and they play the game even if they are not good at it.You will find that English crowds at football or cricket matches are orderly and polite to the players than American crowds If a fielder misses a catch at crick [...]

    2. they belong to england just as jazz, baseball and coca cola belong to us The evolution of baseball from older bat and ball games is difficult to trace with precision A French manuscript from 1344 contains an illustration of clerics playing a game, possibly la soule, with similarities to baseball 1 Other old French games such as th que, la balle au b ton, and la balle empoison e also appear to be related 2 Consensus once held that today s baseball is a North American development from the older ga [...]

    3. Looked like a fun read which I found at the Churchill War Museum in London, quick and easy WW2 history buffs may enjoy this one Definitely an interesting read and great to see an outsiders perspective on war time Britain in 1942

    4. Picked this book up in The Slaughters Cotswold and read it on a flight from Bristol to Cork Entertaining read

    5. What a funny little book This is one of those rare gems that was written in a way that was supposed to be factual at the time but can be viewed these days as a piece of history littered with sterotypes of the good old British people during our finest hour I find it absolutely fasinating to read the way Americans perceived the British people of the time I loved reading this tiny book full of passages which, although some may seem ridiculus, others are quite accurate even today Passages include Th [...]

    6. United States War DepartmentBodleian Library, University of Oxford 2004 31 pp.This is a charming book I received from a dear friend from Devonshire, England It is a reproduction of an original pamphlet produced by the War Department in 1942 It was meant to give a brief introduction to Britain and its people and some words of advice to the servicemen shipping over to England to join the Allies in destroying Hitler The writing comes across quaint and nostalgic from the modern perspective.I actuall [...]

    7. I m torn between reviewing this booklet for its function or as a sort of historical fragment Either way, it was a compelling read or listen in my case, as I got it for free on Audible It s a 40 minute foray that fleshes out a different world so completely that it seems like fiction The intonation of the announcer s voice, the type of humour AND the type of subtle American honour SUBTLE, imagine that , and the things that were focussed on for the sake of informing about something new or different [...]

    8. I enjoyed this greatly and recommend it for anglophiles, students of military history, or fans of Bill Mauldin I kept picturing Willie and Joe acting on instructions like 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 Someone in the War Department had a sense of humor back then.

    9. Another wonderful booklet that shows what kind of conditions was present in Britain during the Second World War It s interesting to see how the two cultures differ in so many places even if they basically speak the same language.

    10. Written with great care, and respect for the British, this little book illustrates a neat, and concise opinion and view of the British people during the war time era.I highly recommend this book, not for much pratical value, but for the humour, and fascination that it carries.

    11. Picked it up at the Churchill War Rooms in London Fun to see what my Grandpa would have encountered.

    12. A pamphlet from the War Department given to soldiers going overseas charming, and a great snapshot of the era.

    13. All very interesting as an historical document, though you do need to have a bit of background knowledge to really appreciate it Short too, read it in under 20 minutes.

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