26 April 1911
ARMY TALKS is a classified official publication of the United States Army in the European
Theater of Operations. The material contained herein may not be quoted or republished, in
whole or in part, nor may it be communicated, directly or indirectly, to persons not authorized
to receive it, except by authority of the Commanding General, ETOUSA.
EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES ARMY
EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS
UNITED STATES ARMY
AG 353 MGC
29 August, 1943
SUBJECT : Education in Military and Current Affairs
TO : Commanding General, V Corps
T . In the training of the American soldier the purely military and technical aspects
are usually stressed. It is essential, however, that in addition, the soldier be mentally
prepared for battle . He must know and understand the vital necessity for the successful
conclusion of the war.
2 . To assist in accomplishing this end, it is desired that you establish within the
elements of your command a weekly Education Program to instill in all military personnel
the following :
a. Confidence in the command.
b. Pride in service and a sense of personal participation.
c. Knowledge of the causes and progress of the war.
d. A better understanding of our allies.
e. An interest in current events and their relation to the war and the establishment
of the peace.
3 . To further these ends, each separate unit commander will arrange to have matters
of current interest as designated in paragraph 2c, dand e above, and matters of leadership
and confidence in the command as indicated in paragraph ea and b above, discussed
periodically within his command . Such discussion should be by company commanders
personally or by selected Officers and NCO's
from the command as deemed best by
the unit commander. It is desired to make it clear that the proper presentation
of this material is a command function, and should be handled as such . You
are authorized to devote one (1) hour of training time per week to this pr