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Instructions for American servicemen in Iraq during World War II

Author: John A Nagl; United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
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?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  Read more...
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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
(DLC) 2007006100
(OCoLC)83610172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Nagl; United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division.
ISBN: 9780226841762 0226841766
OCLC Number: 310982314
Notes: "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."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 44 p.) : ill., map.
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.
Responsibility: [Special Service Division of the Army Service Forces] ; with a new foreword by John A. Nagl.

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Designed to help American soldiers understand and cope with what was an utterly unfamiliar culture, this book presents do-and-don't-style tips with general observations on Iraqi history and society.  Read more...

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"You will enter Iraq both as a soldier and as an individual, because on our side a man can be both a soldier and an individual. That is our strength - if we are smart enough to use it. It can be our Read more...

 
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