SNAFU Situation Normal All F***ed Up

Sailor, Airman, and Soldier Slang of World War II

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SNAFU Situation Normal All F***ed Up

Sailor, Airman, and Soldier Slang of World War II

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Military life has always been ruled by its own language, specific sets of terms and phrases that separate the serving man or woman from their civilian counterpart. There is the official version of ranks and acronyms, and the more unofficial, colloquial language of the barrack room and battlefield. This new title explores the language and slang of the major combatant powers, delving into their origins and explaining their uses. All of this will be illustrated with contemporary cartoons and other images showing the phrases in use. This title is designed specifically as a follow-up to 2007's FUBAR: Soldier Slang of World War II, and will differ from the original book in that it will cover the slang of sailors and airman, as well as soldiers. Detailed sections will be included for each of the major combatants of World War II, and additional appendices will detail the nicknames given to the major surface vessels and aircraft types of the war.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 376
ISBN 9781472806437
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 14 b/w
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…


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