ABCA Drops an A

Many a World War II Tommy learned his social and political ABCs from ABCA (the Army Bureau of Current Affairs). ABCA started after Dunkirk, when British troops had a lot of time on their hands, and needed a mental pick-me-up. Slick pamphlets crammed with hard facts were sent to platoon leaders, with orders to hold bull sessions about them. ABCA did far better than anything the U.S. devised to tell soldiers what the shooting was about.

Last week in London, ABCA (now minus the A for Army) had set out to make the citizen as well...

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