Army & Navy: Keep 'em Blushing

U.S. fighting men may be taught the niceties of the knife and the noose, but never should their ears be reddened with even laundered versions of such bawdy ballads as Dirty Gertie or Mademoiselle from Armentieres. Such, apparently, is the chaste opinion of the U.S. Post Office, which has closed the mails to Give Out!, a book of military ditties compiled with an approving nod from the armed services.

Give Out! is the work of one Eric Posselt, who thought there ought to be a book of songs sung by servicemen, not at...

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