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While this was written for a serviceman in 1942, only the first half is dated, and not very dated at that. The second half is a dictionary and pronunciation guide that is just as useful today
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These are rare views on how Americans viewed the world & life in France. The unique descriptions of what they "thought" GI's should learn is interesting as much for how they comment on life in America and this foreign land.
In spite of the 1942 publication date, the text has obviously been updated to consider the more realistic arrival of Allied troops in France on D-Day, 6 June ‘44.
It is very tactful advice on how to behave on foreign soil for GIs coming from all over the USA - it is flattering to American soldiers from the neck end of nowhere in implying they’re all accustomed to luxury toilets and constant hot water while reminding them that 4 years of Occupation has impoverished France (or at least those who have not collaborated or indulged in black market corruption) to a dreadful state.
Don’t call them “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” (a more recent USA jibe.) Respect another culture, those tough peasants, and the sophistication of Paris.
Beware brothels, and be respectful of women of other professions. Try to learn a modicum of basic French, avoid boasting (“Careless talk costs lives”)
The two gigantic elephants in the room are never mentioned- the Jews, and the black soldiers fighting for France in integrated and other regiments, later banned from Liberation parades in Paris by US insistance, which more or less destroyed any idea of moral justice or right vs wrong from WWII.