Americans! how to handel the British

#1
My mate came back from iraq a few months ago and he told me that the yank out there are given a manual/book/leafet on how to act/deal with english soldiers serving along side them. some of the stuff this was ment to contain was classic

e.g don't gamble with the english
don't fight the english you WILL lose

things like that i just wanted to know if 1. this is true and 2. what else does this book contain ?
 
#2
This dates back to WW2 and I would be very suprised if they were issued a booklet like that while in Iraq!
edited to add Wah-ometer has picked up a reading.
 

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#4
Petriburg said:
How to Handel the Brits?

Play them the Messiah!
Beat me to it!
 
#6
I was given a reprinted copy of the handbook given to US forces in 1942 as an introduction to the UK. Not quite as amusing as your possible examples. :D

It does remind me of the tale of the MP who read from captured Chinese instructions during the Korean War. Something along the lines of;

"If at night you see a hill that is totally silent and dark don't go there because it is a British position."
 
#7
I was under the impression this was a joke, they were selling spoof copies last year in debenhams at christmas, could be wrong though.
 
#8
ParanoidHal said:
My mate came back from iraq a few months ago and he told me that the yank out there are given a manual/book/leafet on how to act/deal with english soldiers serving along side them. some of the stuff this was ment to contain was classic

e.g don't gamble with the english
don't fight the english you WILL lose

things like that i just wanted to know if 1. this is true and 2. what else does this book contain ?
jeees...really,

i heard something like this existed in WW2, Korea, BAOR, GW1, Bosnia....but didn't know they'd got them in iraq too...

Oddly enough, i've yet to meet enough a living sole who's ever seen one
 
#10
ParanoidHal said:
My mate came back from iraq a few months ago and he told me that the yank out there are given a manual/book/leafet on how to act/deal with english soldiers serving along side them. some of the stuff this was ment to contain was classic

e.g don't gamble with the english
don't fight the english you WILL lose

things like that i just wanted to know if 1. this is true and 2. what else does this book contain ?
Its only english soldiers serving out there?? Well feck me!! Where have they posted the scottish, welsh and irish lads? Somewhere nice is it? :roll:
 
#13
still21inmymind said:
Petriburg said:
How to Handel the Brits?

Play them the Messiah!
Or the entire Water Music suite, keep them quiet for hours
Laugh you may, but there is strong speculation that G F Handel wrote most of our bugle & trumpet calls. He didn't do the words, though - as Lousy Lou was after his time.
 
#14
The is a reprint of a manule given to US service personel going to he UK, but it is more about the money, beer and how London cabs can turn in small roads. Its actually quite interesting.
 
#15
Methinks there is an element of truth here. I've got a copy of the (reprinted) 1942 booklet " Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942: Reproduced from the Original Typescript, War Department, Washington, DC" whic does tell our Colonial Cousins how to 'play nice'

As for more recent times, I'm pretty sure my nephew (ex-matelot) has got a laminated card issued to septic sailors when his ship visitied The Colonies on the way back from the Falklands. It has good advice along the lines of: do not drink with, fight with, dare or challenge a British serviceman - you will lose
 
#16
have copy of WW2 book given to Canadians. Will find it later. Mostly stuff like
-Do not shout kill Him or similar at sporting matches.
-Do not flash money about (Brits on Rationing)
Do not insult the beer.
Do not take advantage of hospitalty. Never leave dinner at A Brits house w ith a full belly (again, rationing)
Will find hard copy and add after work. Cheers
 
#17
ParanoidHal said:
SO NO ONE ELSE HAS HEARD OF THIS FROM IRAQ THEN NO?, SO I'M OFFICALLY CLAIMING BULLSHIT TO MY MATE LOL
NO, I'VE HEARD OF THEM BUT HAVEN'T COME ACROSS THEM! WHY ARE WE SHOUTING??
 

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