Army & Navy - COMMUNICATIONS: par-LA-tay ee-tahl-YA-no

Whether by chance or design, many of the U.S. troops who barged into Sicily could speak Italian. For the benefit of those who could not, the Army was ready with a neat paper handbook and guide to the language, not designed to offer a complete course in Italian, but to enable any soldier to ask ordinary questions, order a meal (and pay for it), read street and highway signs, ask directions.

Where facilities permit, the book can be studied in conjunction with language records; otherwise the troops must rely for pronunciation on...

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