Ron Goldstein's Actual Army Album
Don't miss looking at Ron's Actual Army Album.
Above is a cartoon from page 90 (yes, page 90). Just one of the many gems in this album. The cartoon is full of in-jokes. Those who fought in Africa and Italy will immediately recognise the Two Types, the mustachioed duo; on their table is a copy of Avanti, the Italian Socialist Party's newspaper, banned during the fascist era. Then we have Ernest Bevin, the British Foreign Secretary, seated at a table with the American Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes, arguing over a map of Italy, which Bevin has drawn on the tablecloth (with an arrow pointing to Salerno). Propping up a table is a bust of Mussolini. There is also a reference to mepacrine anti-malarial tablets and don't miss the travel advert "Happy Holidays in the Apennines - Just Like You Used To Have"