JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
This bit popped up this afternoon in a browse through some military material: Facts Regarding Enlistment in the United States Army seems to have been printed in the mid-1930's, the illustrations have a sort of WPA feel to them, or at least they do not have a standard green sensibility. In any event. I've reproduced the pamphlet here, with all of its interesting facts and factoids, not the lest of which are the pay grades for non-com and enlisted men. One thing that stopped me was the dental requirement--the army needed recruits to have at least 12 teeth, which doesn't really sound like very many. (I think I remember--perhaps in Donald L. Miller's history of WWII?--that in the bad part of the war the Marine Corps, in 19043/4, lowered that 12-tooth requirement to 8. It was a very tough time for the Corps.) By the way the whole document is printed on one piece of paper, 5"x18", printed in both sides.
Click on each for a clear much expanded view of the pages: