Excerpt from Languages for War and Peace
The man who speaks another language besides his own has another string to his bow.
In war, if he knows the language of the enemy; he may be able to avoid capture, or, if taken prisoner, to make his escape far more easily; he c... an question prisoners and obtain from them valuable information, or glean such information from their notebooks and letters; he may even derive it from a military sign-post in the enemy's language. He can com municate directly with the allies whose language he knows, make things infinitely more comfortable for himself and his unit when billeted in an allied or enemy country, give and re ceive directions, speak the language of friendship, of command, of common everyday needs. Striking examples of the way in which linguistic training can be put to military uses appeared in the early days of the war, when German parachutists came down in Holland equipped not only with Dutch uniforms, but also with a command of the Dutch tongue, and German motor cyclists, disguised as French soldiers, swept across Belgium and northern France spreading disorder and panic in excel lent French.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.