This is coolbert:
Devoted readers to the blog will know I would be on this one right away!
Thanks to the Daily Mail as extracted and the tip from Freeper:
"Beer-drinking, beef-eating tough guys who gamble on ANYTHING:"
Fascinating World War II handbook reveals what American soldiers were told to expect in Australia
* "'Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia' first published in 1942"
* "US Army handed the 54-page booklet to its soldiers who were sent to Australia"
* "Handbook gives a compelling insight into America's perception of Australians"
* "Describes Australia's love of meat, beer and gambling on absolutely anything"
MERELY STATING DIFFERENCES FROM WHAT I READ AND NOT MAKING NEGATIVE JUDGMENTS!
Click on image to see an enlarged view.
Recognizing also the fighting ability of the Australian soldier!!
The Australian soldier during World War Two in the Pacific theater rated and listed by the infamous Japanese Colonel Tsuji # 6 with regard to fighting ability and spirit, just slightly less able than the American troop who was rated # 5! [Colonel Tsuji as you might expect listing the Japanese soldier as # 1 having the most fighting spirit and ability.]
Within the modern context American troops during deployments to Darwin receiving a similar handbook?