A most interesting collection
of material from the USA on matters to do with American personnel in the UK
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.
WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ABOUT THE CQLOUR BAR?
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