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Corp Author United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division.
Title Instructions for American servicemen in Iraq during World War II / [Special Service Division of the Army Service Forces] ; with a new foreword by John A. Nagl.
Imprint Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Corp Author United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division.
Subject National characteristics, Iraqi.
Iraq.
Alt Name Nagl, John A., 1966-
Description 1 online resource (xii, 44 pages) : illustrations, map
polychrome rdacc
Note "Pages 1-44 of this book are a facsimile of a "pocket guide" prepared by the Special Service Division of the Army Service Forces, United States Army in 1943."
Contents What is this Iraq? -- Meet the people -- The country -- The Moslems -- Iraqi customs and manners -- The language -- Climate and health -- Currency, weights and measures -- Some important do's and don'ts -- Hints on pronouncing Arabic -- Useful words and phrases.
Note Print version record.
Summary ?American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis like American soldiers or not.?. The U.S. military could certainly have used that bit of wisdom in 2003, as violence began to eclipse the Iraq War?s early successes. Ironically, had the Army only looked in its own archives, they would have found it?that piece of advice is from a manual the U.S. War Department handed out to American servicemen posted in Iraq back in 1943. The advice in Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II, presented here in a new facsimile edition, retains a surprising, even h.
ISBN 9780226841762 (electronic bk.)
0226841766 (electronic bk.)
9780226841700 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226841707 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 310982314
Additional Format Print version: United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division. Instructions for American servicemen in Iraq during World War II. Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2007 9780226841700 0226841707 (DLC) 2007006100 (OCoLC)83610172.


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