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Indoctrination of American Personnel Arriving in the UK

A most interesting collection of material from the USA on matters to do with American personnel in the UK during WW2.

It starts by introducing Americans to Britain telling them what to watch out for and the do's and don'ts of how to get on with the British.

Of particular note was the discrepancy in pay and conditions between the American and British soldiers.

I also noted a wee Scots reference while discussing color issues...

This article by D. C. E. H. Joad, British philosopher, appeared in the Sunday Dispatch, 26 Sep 1943.


A Scots crofter had to go to the kirk one Sunday morning in the depths of Winter; he went alone because his wife had a chill. For two hours he listened to a thunderous sermon denouncing every conceivable kind of wrongdoing; painting sin in the most hideous colours and threatening the sinners with the most appalling tortures in hell.

When the crofter got back his wife asked him what the sermon was about, "'Twas about sin," said he. "And what did the minister say about sin?" asked the wife. The crofter thought for a long while, scratched his head, spat, and then "He was agin it," he said.

Well that is what I feel about the Colour Bar.

You can download this publication here in pdf format

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