National Defense: Advice for Soldiers

Last week the U. S. Army published and furnished to its new soldiers a handy pocket volume full of whys & wherefores for the fighting man, Model 1941. Its title: Soldier's Handbook. Its purpose: "to help you over . . . rough spots [in the transition from civilian to military life] as rapidly as possible and to lay the foundations for your successful career as a soldier." Since 1919 the hard-boiled sergeant, the bull-roaring officer have been fading from the military scene. Their replacements are officers and noncoms taught that intelligent teamwork, not dumb obedience, is what an army needs to...

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