In WWII – Instructions in military journals were often humorous like these [film & story]

Words of Wisdom from the Military

The following humorous instructions were found in some on military journals but have the ring of truth to're in the army now

  • Aim towards the enemy – instructions printed on – US Army Rocket Launcher
  • When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. – US Marine Corps Journal
  • Cluster bombing form B-52s is very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground. – USAF Ammo Troup
  • It the enemy is in range, so are you – US Army Infantry Journal

World War II Political Cartoons by Belmonte

  • A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what’s left of your unit. – US Army’s Magazine of Preventive Maintenace
  • Try to look unimportant: The enemy may be low on ammo. – US Army Infantry Journal
  • Five-second fuses only last three seconds – US Infantry Journal
  • Tracers work both ways. – US Army Ordnance
  • If your attack is going well, you’re walking into an ambush. – US Army Infantry Journal
  • Never tell the platoon sergeant you have nothing to do. – Unknown Marine Recruit
  • If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him. USAF Ammo Troup.

The film below “Private Snafu learns about the hazards of enemy booby traps the hard way is one of 26 Private SNAFU (‘Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios – employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling’s music.”

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

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