Fubar: Soldier Slang Of World War Ii by Gordon RottmanFubar: Soldier Slang Of World War Ii by Gordon Rottman

Fubar: Soldier Slang Of World War Ii

byGordon Rottman

Hardcover | March 13, 2017

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FUBAR is a detailed survey of the slang of WWII as used and evolved by US, German, and Commonwealth fighting men and women. It lists hundreds of these distinctive and evocative words with their definitions and origins, but and also includes contemporary cartoons and images, transporting the reader back through the decades into the world of the WWII warrior.

Humorous, sarcastic, sober, pessimistic, fatalistic, defiant, or defeatist, slang is an important part of every soldier's vocabulary. These words were so ingrained into the soldier's vocabulary that their use was continued by a new generation of soldiers, and by the end of the war some terms had even passed into standard everyday usage.

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Fo...
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Title:Fubar: Soldier Slang Of World War IiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 13, 2017Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0785835318

ISBN - 13:9780785835318

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book. Gave a great insight into the slang used
Date published: 2017-12-30